Air Niugini signs ABACUS contract with Fokker Services for its fleet of Dash 8 turboprops

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, has decided to enter into a four-year ABACUS program for its fleet of Dash 8* /Q100*/Q200*/Q300* turboprops.

With this program, Air Niugini 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. The services include forward exchange, re-conditioning and reliability monitoring services, as well as covering all major line replaceable units.

Under the ABACUS agreement, Fokker Services will provide a comprehensive Component Support Program for Air Niugini’s fleet of nine Dash 8 aircraft.

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“Our Fokker 100 fleet has been supported by the ABACUS program for many years, and we are confident that our Dash 8 aircraft operation will benefit from the ABACUS services in the same way, says Tahawar Durrani, general manager Engineering Services Air Niugini

Raj Ramanujam, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Fokker Services Asia; “We are honored that Air Niugini has selected Fokker Services for the support of their fleet of Dash 8 turboprops. Air Niugini’s professional organization recognizes the added value that our Component Power By the Hour program can bring to their established Dash 8 aircraft operations.’’

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 turboprop. 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, Dash 8-100, Dash 8-200, Dash 8-300, Q100, Q200 and Q300 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Source: Fokker Services
Date: Jul 3, 2013