Posted on: 23 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Dowty Propellers has signed an agreement to provide QantasLink’s fleet of Bombardier Q400s with a complete propeller system support package, including repair, overhaul and technical assistance.
Dowty Propellers is already a type certificate holder for the Q400 system, which incorporates six all-composite blades. The company will provide the support to QantasLink using its MRO facility in Brisbane, Australia, which has recently expanded its capability to support Q400 propeller systems.
QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, remarked, “Dowty is a world-class leader in propeller systems and we’re pleased that we’ve secured the agreement, which will deliver through-life savings on the Q400 aircraft, and having a world class facility nearby in Brisbane allows us to save significantly in logistical costs.”
“Dowty Propellers is pleased to be evolving our support of QantasLink and our Brisbane team in particular is excited by this agreement,” added Dowty Propellers’ president Oliver Towers. “Our agreement allows QantasLink to benefit from the full resources of the propeller system’s original manufacturer, ensuring the aircraft are maintained to the highest standards.”
QantasLink’s fleet also includes Bombardier Q300s and Q200s as well as Boeing 717-200s.
Photo shows Dowty Propellers president, Oliver Towers, with John Gissing, CEO of QantasLink.