Posted on: 31 January 2011 by Ross McSweeny
PGA-Portugalia Airlines and Fokker Services have agreed to a Life Time FLYFokker Take Care contract for the support of the carrier’s six Fokker 100s, with the Abacus services included and Fokker Services being designated as preferred supplier.
Fokker Services developed the Take Care solution for existing operators. It focuses on increasing technical dispatch reliability (TDR), reducing direct operating costs (DOC) and improving passenger comfort. Abacus is Fokker Services’ component availability programme, designed to keeping aircraft in operation by offering guaranteed availability of serviceable components and customised component repair and overhaul services.
"We are very pleased with the performance of the Fokker 100 and the ongoing and innovative support we have received over the years from Fokker Services – the reason we have signed this Life Time FLYFokker Take care contract," remarked Luiz Lapa, CEO Portugalia.
As part of the agreement Portugalia will become an official partner in the FLYFokker programme and as such will be involved by Fokker Services in supporting start-up operators in the Iberia Peninsula and North African region.