Bombardier and Fokker Enhance Dash 8 Support
Bombardier Aerospace and Fokker Services are to jointly develop logistics support for the Dash 8/Q100/200/300 through Fokker’s Abacus program. The program offers guaranteed availability of serviceable components and flight hour-based component repair and overhaul services, allowing the operator to better manage life-cycle costs, improve parts availability and enhance aircraft dispatch availability. “Fokker Services is a leader in Q100/200/300 support and we are highly confident in its ability to support us in providing comprehensive solutions to our operators and to work alongside us to increase the longevity of these turboprops,” said James Hoblyn, Bombardier Aerospace president of customer services and specialized and amphibious aircraft. Under the alliance Fokker Services will repair serviceable components and ensure parts availability through its component exchange pool on a cost-by-the-hour basis. Hoblyn said the agreement with Fokker Services is one of a number of steps Bombardier is taking to enhance the operational value of Q100/200/300s since production of these aircraft was discontinued last August.