Posted on: 27 August 2015 by Mark Howells
Mesa Airlines has signed a 12-year contract with StandardAero for the latter to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on the APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) for its fleet of 30 Embraer 175 aircraft, which are flown under a codeshare arrangement with United Airlines.
Mesa received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to add the 30 Embraer E175 aircraft to its operating certificate in June of 2014 and began its E-Jet operations last summer.
“Long-term agreements and partnerships are the backbone of StandardAero’s strategy for serving airline customers around the world,” commented Robert Cords, president of StandardAero airlines and fleets. “We are proud to serve Mesa and to grow our dynamic portfolio of customers who place their trust in our people and our services.”
The APUs will be serviced at StandardAero’s OEM-approved APS2300 APU Authorised Repair Facility in Maryville, Tennessee. The company is providing Mesa with a custom MRO programme and has the ability to offer additional benefits to customers including: access to OEM technical support and documentation, OEM warranty processing, access to rental bank assets, component repair & LRU capabilities and coordinated repair development with OEM authorisation.
“We are pleased to renew our relationship with StandardAero, one of the airline industry’s most respected service companies,” stated Mesa’s chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. “Mesa has a long track record of industry-leading performance and we look forward to additional opportunities to expand this partnership.”