Sky Regional Airlines entrusts their component supply for the next ten years to Lufthansa Technik. The companies signed a Total Component Support TCS® agreement for the fleet of five Q400 aircraft.
The start-up carrier is Lufthansa Technik's first Q400-customer in North America.
Lufthansa Technik has installed a home base pool in Montreal. More than 110 Line Replaceable Units (LRU) - ranging from hydraulic pumps up to generators - will be in storage for a smooth operation. The components will be overhauled at Lufthansa Technik sites in Sun Valley, USA and Hamburg, Germany.
Pat Melen, Director of Maintenance at Sky Regional Airlines said: "Sky Regional Airlines is proud to be a partner with such a respected organization and feel that this component contract will enhance our on time performance of the Q-400's we operate."
Stefan Schmuck, Lufthansa Technik's Director Sales USA and Canada, said: "I would like to thank Sky Regional Airlines for their trust. We are very proud that we could start this partnership with them being our launch customer for Q400 aircraft components in North America."
Lufthansa Technik is continually expanding its customer base in the regional aircraft market. Its expertise in this sector covers a wide spectrum of MRO and support services for numerous aircraft types including the Bombardier CRJ and Q-Series, as well as the Embraer ERJ and E-170/190-families. With the newly won customer Sky Regional Airlines Lufthansa Technik offers Total Component Support for 54 Q400-aircraft worldwide.
Sky Regional Airlines:
Sky Regional Airlines starts operation on 1 May 2011 flying Montreal - Toronto - Montreal. The start-up carrier is based in Montreal, Canada, and operates five Q400-aircraft.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with roughly 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. In 2009, the Group's overall revenues stood at 4 billion euros. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.