Posted on: 29 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Jazz Aviation has extended its Smarts Parts agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to provide longer-term component support for its growing fleet of Q400 turboprops, which the carrier operates under the Air Canada Express banner.The agreement, which was originally scheduled to conclude in 2020, has been extended to December 2025. The Smart Parts programme provides Jazz with comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool, and on-site inventories based at the airline's hubs in Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary.“Jazz and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft began their Smart Parts relationship in 2012, when we selected Bombardier to provide component maintenance support to our then-new fleet of 15 Q400 aircraft. Since then, Jazz has benefited from the ready availability of spare parts that the programme provides and our Q400 fleet has grown to 39 aircraft," said Kal Rebin, vice-president maintenance and engineering, Jazz Aviation.Bombardier Commercial Aircraft launched Smart Parts to provide component management solutions in support of the Q400 aircraft fleet. The fleet supported by the Smart Parts programme has now grown to more than 150 aircraft enrolled by Q400 and C Series aircraft customers.