Jazz joy with Embraer and airBaltic

Chorus Aviation subsidiary Jazz Aviation has received Transport Canada certification for Jazz Technical Services (JTS) to perform airframe heavy maintenance on Embraer 135 and Embraer 145 regional aircraft.

JTS is Jazz’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division. “Acquiring Embraer certification is an important next step in the evolution of our maintenance division and is in line with our plans for continued growth and the ability to provide a broader range of maintenance services,” said Colin Copp, president, Jazz Aviation.

JTS is now certified to perform ERJ135 and ERJ145 work from its six-bay, 80,000 square foot heavy maintenance facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. It was established as a separate division in May 2016, supply MRO services to Bombardier and Embraer regional aircraft. It provides MRO services to third parties while also maintaining its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz Aviation was also awarded a contract for heavy maintenance work for Latvian carrier airBaltic. JTS will provide airframe maintenance in support of the airline’s 12 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Andris Vaivads, senior vice-president of technical operations at airBaltic, said: “We are excited to enter this partnership as we value Jazz Aviation highly for their experience in cold weather, which is characteristic to our home markets of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. We rely on short turnaround times as it allows us to offer in many cases the fastest and most convenient transfers via our main hub in Riga spanning our network of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.”

JTS will perform the work at its facility at Halifax Stanfield.

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