Prime Aviation signs ABACUS contract with Fokker Services for its Dash 8-200 turboprop

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Prime Aviation JSC, a VIP and business air transport service specialist based in Kazakhstan's business capital Almaty, has decided to enter into a three-year ABACUS program for its Dash 8-200* aircraft.

With this program, Prime Aviation 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 for
Dash 8/Q100*/Q200*/Q300* aircraft.

Under the agreement, Fokker Services will provide a tailor made Component Support Program for Prime Aviation’s Dash 8-200 turboprop. The service includes exchange and re-conditioning services with availability guarantees, covering all major line replaceable units.

Keith Riches, Vice President Engineering & Operations, Prime Aviation:

“Prime Aviation prides itself on applying the highest aviation standards throughout its operation. With Fokker Services, we were able to develop a support program tailored to our specific demands for the Dash 8-200 aircraft. We are confident Fokker Services can maintain the high quality of service and support Prime Aviation in delivering aviation excellence to its customers in Central Asia.”

Heino van der Laan, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Fokker Services:

“Working with Prime Aviation has enabled Fokker Services to further improve our ABACUS program. Together, we have been able to develop a highly customized program that will continue to support Prime Aviation’s impressive Dash 8 operation.

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 Dash 8 aircraft. The program can be tailored 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.

* Bombardier, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Dash 8, Q100, Q200 and Q300 are trade-marks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries

Source: Fokker Services
Date: Feb 27, 2013