CommutAir signs ABACUS contract with Fokker for its fleet of 21 Dash 8 turboprops

Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, is pleased to announce that CommutAir, the US regional airline and one of the world’s largest operators of Dash 8* aircraft, has entered into a 5 year ABACUS program for its fleet of Dash 8/Q200*/Q300* turboprops.

With this program, CommutAir 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 ABACUS agreement, Fokker Services will provide a comprehensive Component Support Program for CommutAir’s fleet of twenty-one Dash 8 aircraft. The services include inventory lease, exchange, re-conditioning and reliability monitoring, covering all major line replaceable units.

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Joel Raymond, Executive Vice President CommutAir: “CommutAir is pleased to enter into this important relationship with Fokker covering substantially all rotable components on our Dash 8 Q200 & Q300 aircraft fleet.  The customized approach Fokker employs within the ABACUS program offered CommutAir a long term solution we're confident will produce the desired results in terms of cost as well as fleet reliability."    

Leon Kouters, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Fokker Services, Inc.: “We are excited and honored that CommutAir, a leading and well respected US regional airline, has selected Fokker Services for the support of their Dash 8 aircraft fleet. The fact that a large and well established operator such as CommutAir recognizes the added value of our ABACUS program is testament to the quality and reputation of our services”.

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. The program celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. 

* Dash 8, Q100, Q200 and Q300 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Source: Fokker Technologies
Date: Nov 4, 2013