Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) announced today that its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP ('Jazz Aviation'), has signed a five-year agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to become an Authorized Service Facility (ASF).
Under the terms of the agreement, Jazz Aviation is designated as a Bombardier authorized provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from its maintenance facility located at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, NS, on the following regional aircraft types:
Bombardier CRJ100, CRJ200
Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000
Bombardier Q100, Q200, Q300
"As an operator and MRO service provider of Bombardier regional aircraft for more than 30 years, our Jazz Technical Services (JTS) and Maintenance and Engineering teams have the experience and expertise to deliver industry-leading performance, value and turnaround times," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz Aviation. "Building on our long-standing relationship, we are delighted to join Bombardier's customer support network and collaborate on providing valued support to operators of Bombardier aircraft."
"Jazz Aviation operates one of the largest fleets of Q Series and CRJ aircraft in the world and has received numerous Airline Reliability Performance Awards from Bombardier in recognition of its outstanding dispatch reliability. I am delighted that Jazz Aviation's technical division, JTS is now available to support other Q Series and CRJ aircraft operators across Canada," said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services and Q400 Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
"Today's announcement strengthens Chorus' unique capabilities to deliver a full suite of aviation services to regional aircraft operators around the world. Our highly skilled teams have over three decades of experience in the diverse and complex nature of regional operations. The Chorus group of companies serves customers on four continents, with one of the world's largest fleets of regional aircraft, including all four Bombardier regional aircraft categories," added Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus.
Jazz Aviation has a strong track record as a high-quality maintenance operator. In May 2017, Jazz Aviation was the exclusive North American recipient of Bombardier's 2016 Airline Reliability Performance Awards in three categories: Q400 aircraft program; CRJ100/200 aircraft programs, and CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft programs. Bombardier's reliability awards are bestowed on aircraft operators of Q Series turboprops and CRJ Series regional jets who achieve the highest rate of dispatch reliability. Jazz was previously honoured with top performance in the North American region for the Q400, CRJ100/200, and CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft program categories in 2015; the Q100/200/300, CRJ100/200, and CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft programs in 2014; and the Q400 and CRJ100/200 aircraft programs in 2013.