Jazz Aviation, Bombardier extend long-term component support agreement

Jazz Aviation LP has extended its Smarts Parts agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to provide longer-term component support for its growing fleet of Q400 aircraft, the company said.

The agreement, which was originally scheduled to conclude in 2020, has been extended to December 2025. The Smart Parts program provides Jazz with comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, access to a spare part exchange pool, and on-site inventories based at the airline´s hubs in Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary.

Jazz, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., operates its fleet of Q400 aircraft under the Air Canada Express banner.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft launched the Smart Parts program to provide component management solutions in support of the Q400 aircraft fleet. The fleet supported by the Smart Parts program has now grown to more than 150 aircraft enrolled by Q400 and C Series aircraft customers.

Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, the company posted revenues of CAD18.2 billion.