Air Canada Signs Maintenance Agreement with Premier Aviation

Premier Aviation and Air Canada today announced the signing of a five-year agreement for the provision of airframe maintenance in support of Air Canada’s fleet of 60 Embraer E-190 and E-175 aircraft. With the addition of a second line of maintenance at Premier Aviation’s Trois-Rivières, Quebec facility now in place, the work performed for Air Canada will have created a total of 120 jobs for aircraft technicians on the two lines. This contract follows a successful year of operations meeting the quality and on-time delivery requirements for 37 Air Canada Embraer E-175 and E-190 maintenance visits at Premier’s Trois-Rivières maintenance centre.

„This agreement expands on and extends our long-standing relationship with Air Canada and our commitment to deliver industry leading quality, value and turnaround times,” states Premier`s President and CEO, Ronnie Di Bartolo. „The signing of this contract further strengthens Premier’s position as a pre-eminent player in Embraer maintenance in North America and demonstrates Premier’s ability and commitment to customer-driven, value-added MRO solutions.”

Air Canada’s Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Alan Butterfield, added, „We are very pleased with the work performed by Premier Aviation on Air Canada’s Embraer fleet. This contract for additional work with Premier represents long-term investment in the Canadian MRO industry while assuring Air Canada of a quality solution for our Embraer maintenance needs through Premier’s extensive network, multiple facilities and by its proven capabilities in this field.”

Premier Aviation performs maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services consisting of airframe, painting and support services for Air Canada’s Embraer fleet at its Trois-Rivières maintenance centre. Air Canada’s Embraer fleet consists of 45 E-190 aircraft, with an additional 15 E-175 aircraft operated by Sky Regional.

Source / Author: Air Canada