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Bombardier Adds to MRO Customers, Boosts Services Network

Canadian jet maker announces airline customer and growth of its authorized aftermarket providers at the Paris Air Show.

Bombardier announced a string of service agreements at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday (June 20).

LOT Polish Airlines has extended its coverage for the Canadian aircraft manufacturer’s Smart Parts aftermarket offering, under which it will receive component management on its fleet of 10 Q400 aircraft for the next five years.

The terms of the contract state the carrier will have access to a spare part exchange pool and on-site inventories based at its hub in Warsaw. Also announced at Paris is the addition of Jazz Technical Services to a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF).

Jazz becomes the first Canada-based MRO to become part an ASF, Beginning with immediate effect, Jazz will offer heavy maintenance services for Q Series turboprop and CRJ regional jet operators from its repair center in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"As an operator and MRO service provider of Bombardier regional aircraft for over three decades, our JTS and Maintenance and Engineering teams have exceptional expertise and experience with these Canadian-made aircraft," said Colin Copp, president of Jazz said in a statement.

Completing the day of announcements was an expansion of a partnership with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker to provide aftermarket support for the CRJ.

The expanded aircraft approval adds to Fokker’s existing services as an authorized center for the Dash 8 and the Q Series under Bombardier’s Abacus program.

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