Posted on June 20, 2023
De Havilland Component Solutions Program extends current agreement with Widerøes Flyveselskap AS
Wideroe Dash 8-400 (source: Wideroe)
PARIS, France, June 20, 2023
- De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) today announced it has signed an extension to the current De Havilland Component Solutions Program (“DCS Program”) agreement with Widerøes Flyveselskap AS (“Wideroe”). The agreement, which was originally scheduled to conclude in 2025, has been extended to 2027. The DCS Program provides Wideroe with comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool, and on-site inventory at the customer’s base.
“The DCS Program provides our customers with superior part availability and cost predictability so they can focus on running their day-to-day operations with minimal related interruptions,” Leighton Storsley, De Havilland Canada Vice-President, Aftermarket and Business Development. “Our extended agreement with Wideroe was tailored to provide the airline with an enhanced, customized package for component support.”
"In 2018, Wideroe selected DHC to provide component maintenance support to our then fleet of ten Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Sture Pedersen, Vice-President Technical Operations, Wideroe. “Since then, we have benefitted from the ready availability of spare parts and cost predictability that is essential to running our business; and so we are delighted to now extend our agreement to 2027, as our fleet continues to grow.”
About the De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) Program
The DCS Program supports the operation of Dash 8-400 aircraft by ensuring cost-effective repair solutions and global accessibility to over a thousand different aircraft components positioned at strategically located distribution centres and at some customers’ operating hubs. The program, which is designed to meet the growing demand for customized repair solutions, accommodates each customer’s requirements and environment. With its low carbon footprint, low operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience, and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the environmentally responsible choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes. More than 150 Dash 8-400 aircraft are enrolled in the DCS Program.
About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With more than 5,000 aircraft delivered, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is well established across the globe and our talented team of aviation professionals is dedicated to advancing our near-100-year reputation for excellence in innovation, production, and customer support. Our aircraft operate reliably in some of the world's harshest climates and provide vital connections between rural communities and urban centres – transporting essential cargo and millions of passengers annually. Our aircraft also support a wide variety of special mission operations including aerial firefighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation, reconnaissance, and coastal surveillance Visit: https://dehavilland.com
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