Air Nostrum signs ABACUS contract with Fokker for Bombardier CRJ fleet

Fokker Services is pleased to announce that Air Nostrum, located in Valencia Spain, has decided to enter into a 10 year ABACUS program for its fleet of CRJ200, CRJ900 and CRJ 1000 aircraft.

With this program, Air Nostrum will enjoy the services provided by the ABACUS program for CRJ aircraft. Under this ABACUS program, Fokker Services will provide nose-to-tail component management for Air Nostrum’s fleet of (12) CRJ200, (9) CRJ900 and (10) CRJ1000 aircraft. The program will also cater for the 20 new CRJ1000 aircraft that will be phased in as of next year. Earlier this year Fokker Services launched the ABACUS program for CRJ. Now having signed up a well-known and respectable company like Air Nostrum validates this chosen strategic direction.

Miguel Falcon, Managing Director of Air Nostrum; “Air Nostrum is pleased to have signed the ABACUS agreement with Fokker Services. We already had a very positive experience working with Fokker Services in the past and feel they are the right regional aircraft service partner supporting our current and future CRJ operations. The nature of our business mandates efficiency, flexibility and reliability. Therefore we see great value in the Fokker Services’ ABACUS program and know that their support will help us to provide the highest level of dispatch reliability to serve our customers.“

Peter Somers, President of Fokker Services; “We are proud that a reputable CRJ operator like Air Nostrum has selected Fokker Services for the support of their whole CRJ fleet. Having decades of experience supporting regional airlines, we realize the importance of making sure the components are available at the right time, place and configuration in combination with improving the reliability. We look forward to supporting Air Nostrum in their planned fleet optimizations and business growth.”

ABACUS is a well-known and proven Component Availability program, serving more than 30 operators of regional aircraft such as all Fokker types, Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft and CRJ series aircraft. The program can be tailored to meet customer requirements by combining maintenance services, inventory leases and guaranteed availability. 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.

Source: ASDWire ASD
Date: Jun 5, 2015