Posted on: 27 February 2012 by Mark Howells
StandardAero has signed a service agreement with Air New Zealand for turboprop engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) work for all three of the carrier’s subsidiary regional airlines: Eagle Airways, Air Nelson and Mount Cook Airlines.
This agreement is an expansion and formalisation of the services that StandardAero has been providing for Eagle Airways for the last several years. This announcement expands that relationship to include Air Nelson (which has already received several engine refurbishments under the programme) and Mount Cook Airlines.
"StandardAero values its new partnership with Air New Zealand," commented Tom Roche, vice-president, turboprop programs, StandardAero. "Air New Zealand is a globally-recognised and respected airline in the international air carrier market. Being selected by an airline of its calibre is a strategic win for StandardAero and serves as a testimonial to the value Air New Zealand sees in us. Partnering with such a high profile, quality airline provides us the ability to expand the reputation of the StandardAero brand throughout the South Pacific, while offering Air New Zealand the excellence in service quality it needs to maintain its fleet."
Service will be provided on all three regional operators’ fleets of turboprop aircraft. Eagle Airways operates a fleet of 18 Beech 1900Ds; Air Nelson a fleet of 23 Bombardier Q300s and Mount Cook a fleet of 11 ATR 72-500s. All work will be performed at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Canada, facility with support from its service centre in Sydney, Australia.