Canadian North extends ABACUS contract with Fokker Services for Dash 8 turboprops

Nieuw Vennep, The Netherlands, October 6th, 2011 --[ASDWire]-- Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Canadian North, a customer for more than a decade, has decided to extend its current three-year ABACUS program contract for another two years for its fleet of four Dash 8*-100 aircraft. With this extension, Canadian North continues to enjoy the services provided under the ABACUS FLY program for Dash 8 aircraft. This program is part of the Strategic Alliance between Fokker Services and Bombardier and aims to further expand and improve the support of the Dash 8/Q-Series* 100/200/300 aircraft. Under the ABACUS agreement, Fokker Services provides a comprehensive Component Support Program to Canadian North's Dash 8-100 turboprops. The services include forward exchanges, re-conditioning services and reliability monitoring covering all major line replaceable units. Neal Liesemer, Director of Maintenance; "We have extended this contract because of Fokker Services' excellent performance over the past three years in supporting our fleet of Dash 8 aircraft. With the ABACUS FLY program for Dash 8 aircraft we have been able to lower our cost and increase our aircraft and component availability." Leon Kouters, Vice President Sales North & South America Fokker Services; "The extension of this contract is more evidence that the high quality and cost effective ABACUS services we offer are meeting the needs of Dash 8 operators to successfully operate their aircraft." The extended contract will last from October 1st, 2011 until September 30th 2013.
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Source: Fokker Services
Date: Oct 6, 2011