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

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Canadian North, a customer for more than a decade, has again decided to renew its current ABACUS program contract 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 for Dash 8/Q100*/Q200*/Q300* 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, Canadian North; “We have again renewed our agreement with Fokker Services because of their continued excellent performance in the support of our fleet of Dash 8 aircraft. With the ABACUS FLY program for Dash 8 aircraft, we continue to lower our costs and increase our aircraft and component availability.”

Leon Kouters, Vice President Sales North & South America,  Fokker Services; “The third renewal of this contract is evidence of our ongoing commitment to the competitive operation of Canadian North’s fleet in general, and the Dash 8 aircraft in particular. More and more, operators of Dash 8 aircraft around the world rely on the high quality and cost effective ABACUS services we provide under the ABACUS FLY program.”

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, Dash 8 and Q100 are trade-marks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries

Source: Fokker Services
Date: May 7, 2013