Canadian carrier Sky Regional Airlines this week awarded Skyservice Business Aviation a five-year contract to provide heavy maintenance for Sky Regional’s fleet of 25 Embraer 175 regional jets.
Skyservice Business Aviation will perform the work – which will include Corrosion Prevention Control Program inspections, 'B' checks, modifications and other MRO tasks – at its 160,000-square-foot maintenance and fixed-base operation (FBO) facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
According to Skyservice Business Aviation, its MRO contract for Sky Regional Airlines will involve an estimated 50,000 man hours of maintenance work per year.
The awarding of the contract on Nov 20 follows a 10-year extension by Air Canada of the capacity purchase agreement it has with Sky Regional Airlines, which is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the Toronto outer suburb in which Pearson International Airport is located.
Under its capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Sky Regional operates all 25 Embraer 175s, the last four of which are newly delivered, for the Air Canada Express regional network.
Sky Regional flies the 76-seat aircraft on scheduled-service routes linking Air Canada's major hubs at Toronto Pearson and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with cities in Canada's eastern provinces and in the Northeast, Midwest and Southern USA.
“Skyservice has provided high-quality line maintenance for Sky Regional since the airline’s inception in 2010,” notes Marshall Myles, Skyservice's chairman and chief executive officer. “Seven years later, we are proud to continue supporting Sky Regional’s growth through our world-class technical expertise and maintenance solutions.”
Toronto-headquartered Skyservice Business Aviation operates four FBO locations, in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa.
Focusing mainly on the business-aviation market, its core business competencies are aircraft MRO, aircraft management, charter, FBO, aircraft sales and HondaJet sales.