Posted on: 12 May 2016 by Mark Howells
In a new ten-year deal, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is to provide component support for SWISS’ fleet of 30 all-new C Series aircraft, with the airline becoming the launch customer for Bombardier’s C Series Smart Parts Programme.
The programme will see Bombardier provide the airline with component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool, and an on-site inventory based at the airline's main hub in Zurich, Switzerland.
SWISS is the launch operator for the C Series aircraft, with the first CS100 aircraft scheduled to be delivered by Bombardier in June 2016.
“As we approach entry-into-service with our CS100 aircraft, we have selected Bombardier as our component services supplier, strengthening our relationship even further,” said Peter Wojahn, CTO, SWISS. “The Smart Parts Programme will guarantee part availability and provide us with a cost-effective solution for our component maintenance and spare part requirements. This will enable us to secure a successful entry-into-service and to operate our fleet of C Series aircraft to its full potential, while reducing
maintenance-related costs and our own investments into spare components."
“As the launch operator for the all-new C Series aircraft, we are pleased to have SWISS join our Smart Parts Program as launch customer,” declared Todd Young, VP and general manager of customer services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Bombardier is delivering value to SWISS through our tailored Smart Parts Services offering to meet the airline's specific operational requirements targeted at supporting high dispatch reliability and cost predictability for its fleet of C Series aircraft.”