Aero of Nigeria signs ABACUS contract with Fokker Services for Dash 8 turboprops

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Aero, a regional airline based out of Lagos, Nigeria, has decided to enter into a five - year ABACUS program for its Dash 8 300*  aircraft.

With this program, Aero will 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 will provide a comprehensive Component Support Program for Aero’s Dash 8-300 turboprop. The services include lease, forward exchange, re-conditioning and reliability monitoring services, covering all major line replaceable units. The program has been designed to accommodate the envisioned expansion of Aero’s fleet of Dash 8 aircraft.

Rolf Kaeselau, General Manager Maintenance, Aero: “We are excited that Fokker Services will be supporting the operation of our Dash 8 turboprops. With the ABACUS program, provided by the recognized industry leader in Dash 8 aircraft support, we are in an excellent position to further grow our airline.”

Jan-Ynse Miedema, Vice President, Bombardier Programs, Fokker Services: ”We are honored with the trust that Aero, a well-respected and growing airline, places in Fokker Services and we are excited to support Aero in their growth ambitions.”


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About Aero

Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, known as Aero Contractors or simply "Aero", is an airline based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. It operates domestic and international scheduled services, air charter and third party aircraft operations, largely in support of Nigeria's extensive oil and gas industry. Aero operates a fleet of ten Boeing 737’s and one Bombardier Dash 8-300 turboprop and 11 helicopters


About Fokker Services

Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2011 the group achieved a turnover of € 685 million with 4,500 employees.


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Source: Fokker Services
Date: Mar 26, 2012