Solomon Airlines signs ABACUS contract with Fokker Services for its Dash 8 turboprop

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Solomon Airlines, the national airline of the Solomon Islands, has decided to enter into an eight year ABACUS program for its Dash 8 -100* aircraft.

With this program, Solomon Airlines 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 Solomon’s Dash 8-100 turboprop. The services include lease, forward exchange, and re-conditioning services, covering all major line replaceable units. The program has been designed to also accommodate the envisioned expansion of Solomon’s fleet of Dash 8 aircraft.

Gus Kraus, General Manager Operations & Commercial Services, Solomon Airlines:

“After exhaustive evaluation of all providers for component supplies and overhaul throughout the world, Solomon Airlines found the right match in the appointment of Fokker Services Asia which currently has similar component management programs with other operators in this region.

“We value their professional services and look forward to them contributing to the high reliability of our single Dash 8 operation thereby benefitting the general public and the Government of Solomon Islands as a whole in terms of service standards

Raj Ramanujam, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Fokker Services Asia:

“We are honored and excited that the national airline of the Solomon Islands trusts us with the support of their aircraft. Our ABACUS team is ready to provide the services that Solomon Airlines expects and deserves

ABACUS is the longest running Component Availability program in aviation history, supporting more than 200 aircraft and serving more than 30 operators of regional aircraft such as the Bombardier Dash 8. The program can be tailor made to combine maintenance services and inventory lease with guaranteed availability and service levels. It focuses on cost predictability and increased component reliability for more time on-wing. ABACUS members have access to extensive exchange pools located in the USA, Europe and Asia and are supported by a 24/7 staffed AOG desk. 

* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Source: Fokker Services
Date: Nov 19, 2012