Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it recently signed a seven-year Smart Parts agreement with Widerøes Flyveselskap AS (Widerøe) to provide component management for the airline's fleet of Q400 aircraft.

"We are pleased to further deepen our relationship with Bombardier by joining the Smart Parts program to support our fleet of Q400 aircraft with a total component support solution," said Morten Skoglund, Accountable Manager and COO, Widerøe. "We have trusted Bombardier for decades with maintenance, spares and fleet requirements and they have delivered the level of expertise, service and quality that fits well with the delivery expectations of Widerøe and our customers."

"As a long-time operator of Bombardier products for more than 60 years, we are delighted to welcome Widerøe to our Smart Parts program," said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services and Q400 Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Our Smart Parts program furnishes our operators with cost predictability and superior parts availability, and is exceedingly adaptable to meet our customers' varied business models. We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with Widerøe in supporting the airline's Q400 aircraft operation."

The Smart Parts program provides comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, access to a strategically located exchange pool, and an on-site inventory based at the airline's hub in Sandefjord.