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MRO contract awarded for Atlantic airline fleet

Montreal, QC -- Mar. 21, 2002 -- Air Canada has secured a five-year, US$60-million agreement for the comprehensive...


Montreal, QC — Mar. 21, 2002 — Air Canada has secured a five-year, US$60-million agreement for the comprehensive maintenance and repair of Atlantic Coast Airlines’ fleet of Canadair Regional Jets. The contract came into effect Feb. 22, 2002.

Maintenance work will be performed at Air Canada’s Dorval Maintenance Centre located at the airline’s headquarters in Montreal. Atlantic Coast Airlines’ CRJ fleet is expected to grow to at least 96 aircraft by the end of 2003.

“This nose-to-tail heavy maintenance agreement with Atlantic Coast Airlines is consistent with our business strategy to become a full service leader in maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) for large fleet operators in North America,” said Robin Wohnsigl, president, Air Canada Technical Services. “The additional heavy maintenance program brings us one step closer to demonstrating the benefits of the one-stop shop concept for servicing large regional jet fleets.”

Air Canada Technical Services is responsible for the maintenance, engineering, repair, supply and purchasing to support Air Canada’s mainline fleet of more than 220 aircraft, as well as third party technical services, in five maintenance categories: airframes, engines, components, line and aircraft cabins. It operates four maintenance base centres in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor