London Gatwick (LGW), 14 June 2018 – AerFin has signed a five-year contract to support IKAR Airlines’ fleet of seven Embraer E-Jets via its “Beyond Pool” support programme. BeyondPool™ offers a fixed-cost solution to support the component requirements of IKAR Airlines’ seven Embraer E190s and will be fully supported out of AerFin’s London Gatwick facility together with the provision of a significant inventory-holding located at the main operating base at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

IKAR becomes the latest customer to join AerFin’s BeyondPool™ support program, subsequent to BA CityFlyer joining the program in February 2018, where they signed a seven-year partnership agreement with AerFin, that covers all component support requirements for its E-Jet fleet.

IKAR Airlines is a Russian Far-Eastern carrier, based at Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo Airport and operating as Pegas Fly. IKAR was rebranded as Pegas Fly in 2013, and now operates scheduled passenger services from Krasnoyask, as well as charter services on behalf of Pegas Touristik. The carrier is operated by IKAR Airlines LLC and maintains IKAR Airlines as the carrier's legal name.

IKAR opened a competitive tender and selected AerFin based on its quality support solution combined with its competitive price point. This solution provides supply certainty to IKAR Airlines, reducing the operating cost of its E-Jet fleet, while maintaining high-quality component and engineering support.

Kubilay Akpınar from IKAR Airlines commented, “we are very happy to finalize the E-jet component support tender process with AerFin. With the support of our new partner, we continue to provide smooth, reliable and on-time service for our customers.”

AerFin Airframe Director Chris Hooley added, “We are delighted that IKAR Airlines has elected to join British Airways in utilising our BeyondPool™ component program solution. We have worked very closely with the team at IKAR to develop a programme which adequately meets their operational requirements and look forward to playing our part in the successful introduction of a new fleet type into the IKAR operation. This is another significant step for us in bringing AerFin’s growing portfolio of support services and solutions to the market. AerFin is evolving very quickly as we focus on anticipating the requirements of our global customer base and delivering a strategy which offers value to airlines. The industry remains strongly competitive over cost and quality of delivery and we continue to see great growth opportunity in supporting the E-Jet global platform.”