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Air Canada Technical Services gets big MRO contracts for Skyservice Airline

Montreal, QC -- Nov. 13, 2002 -- Air Canada Technical Services, a division of Air Canada, has secured two agreement...


Montreal, QC — Nov. 13, 2002 — Air Canada Technical Services, a division of Air Canada, has secured two agreements totalling approximately C$67 million for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Skyservice Airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.

The agreements include options for additional aircraft to be added which, if exercised, could bring the total potential revenue to $85 million.

The agreements comprise a 10-year contract valued at $37 million for components maintenance to be performed at the carrier’s Montreal maintenance base, and a five-year contract valued at $30 million for heavy maintenance work to be handled at the carrier’s Winnipeg maintenance centre.

“A major long-term contract such as this reflects Air Canada’s strong reputation for quality service and technical expertise in a number of fleet types including the Airbus A320 family,” said Robin Wohnsigl, president, Air Canada Technical Services. “Our agreement with Skyservice Airlines is consistent with our business strategy to leverage our expertise in maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and grow our third party work.”

“This unique partnership fits our expanded business model,” said Rick Marynissen, director of maintenance, Skyservice Airlines. Skyservice provides charter air service to customers that include tour operators, corporations, professional sport teams, governments, relief agencies, and travel incentive companies. Skyservice operates a fleet of over 26 aircraft including Airbus A330s, A320s and A319s.