Posted on: 22 March 2012 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace and Fokker Services have strengthened their strategic alliance to increase the availability and reduce the cost of spare parts for operators of the out-of-production Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft.
Under the agreement, Fokker Services has secured inventory from Bombardier. The initial inventory block was sold to Fokker Services for worldwide distribution in November and encompasses more than 2,600 part numbers. Bombardier will also continue to market and sell Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 parts to operators worldwide.
“Fokker Services is a recognised industry leader in supporting out-of-production aircraft and we are pleased to extend our successful alliance with them to create new avenues of parts availability for our operators,” remarked Diane De Souza, vice-president, parts services, Bombardier Customer Services. “Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft are the backbone of airlines around the world and this ongoing collaboration further extends the useful service life of these robust and highly-valued aircraft.”
In March 2011, Bombardier and Fokker Services launched the FLY programme for Dash 8 aircraft, which offers Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft operators guaranteed availability of serviceable components and provides customised component repair and overhaul services on a cost-by-the-hour basis.
“Fokker Services has established a proven and competitive solution for Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft and we are committed to further developing the programme to enable operators of Bombardier aircraft to better manage the life-cycle cost of their aircraft,” noted Jan Ynse Miedema, vice-president Bombardier programmes, Fokker Services.
The parts are currently offered for sale through the Fokker Services distribution centres in Atlanta, Amsterdam and Singapore. Bombardier’s Parts Services network is made up of 10 internationally-based depots in Chicago, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Belfast, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Narita and Sydney.