De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that it has signed a five-year De Havilland Component Solutions agreement with All Nippon Airways (“ANA”) to support the operation of ANA’s fleet of 24 Dash 8-400 aircraft. Under the agreement, De Havilland Canada will manage component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the fleet of aircraft. The DCS program will also provide access to a strategically located exchange pool, and an on-site inventory based at the airline’s hub in Tokyo, Japan.
“We welcome the support that De Havilland Canada will be providing through the DCS program and we look forward to continuing our long-term relationship to enhance our Dash 8-400 aircraft operations,” said Kenshi Hamada, Vice President & General Manager, Materials Management, ANA. “We anticipate that the program will help us manage the life cycle costs of our fleet and enhance the in-service performance of our Dash 8-400 aircraft to the benefit of our passengers.”
“We are delighted to welcome All Nippon Airways, a long-time operator of Dash 8 Series aircraft to the De Havilland Component Solutions program,” said Amod Kelkar, Vice President, Customer Services and Support, De Havilland Canada. “Our Component Solutions program is highly adaptable to meet our customers’ varied business models and we are confident that ANA, who have received our Airline Reliability Awards on 12 occasions since the Awards were introduced in 2007, will be able to further enhance their operations and benefit from the cost predictability and superior parts availability that the DCS program provides.
“Our customers continue to report that the cost-per-flight-hour contracts and reduced, up-front capital expenses available under the DCS program, along with the support of our technical teams, expertise in warranty administration, planning and supplier management are all helping their operations and allowing them to focus on other key business activities,” added Mr. Kelkar.
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