Posted on: 23 June 2016 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that its Authorized Service Facility (ASF), SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance has received its C Series aircraft Part 145 base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of The Netherlands.
This approval recognises SAMCO as the first Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) in the world, outside of Bombardier's own manufacturing facilities. SAMCO will provide maintenance services on C Series aircraft based in Europe and the surrounding regions.
"We are delighted with our Part 145 approval and with the distinction of being the first Bombardier C Series aircraft ASF in the world," remarked Constant van Schaik, chief executive officer, SAMCO. “With our AMO approval, SAMCO can now provide line and base maintenance, and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) services to operators of Bombardier's C Series aircraft. In the future – when the aircraft are due for heavy checks – we will be ready to assist with such services as well.”
SAMCO also provides aircraft maintenance services on Q Series aircraft as part of Bombardier's global network of strategically located ASFs.