Prestwick, Scotland...BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced today at the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London that it has extended for a further five years the agreement for Saywell International to be the sole distributor of spares for the Jetstream 31/32 regional turboprop aircraft.
Originally signed in February 2008, the new agreement means that Saywell International will be responsible for Jetstream 31/32 spares delivery until at least 2018.
BAE Systems itself will continue to provide full technical and continued airworthiness support and delivery of technical publications to the Jetstream 31/32 fleet.
A multi-million pound stock inventory of spares is available at the Saywell International facility at Worthing in South-east England. Saywell also has a spares distribution centre in Hollywood, Florida, USA, as well as offices in Vancouver and Singapore.
Sean McGovern, Business Director Support for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft said today: We are delighted to extend this Jetstream 31/332 spares distribution agreement with Saywell International for a further five years. Saywell’s performance during the first five years of the agreement has been excellent, delivering a focussed service to the operators of the aircraft.”
Mr Russell Tudor, Director of Saywell International added: “The Jetstream 31/32 spares agreement has been extremely successful for Saywell International and the extension of our agreement demonstrates the confidence both companies have with the future support of the aircraft. Saywell continue to invest heavily in stock to ensure we can provide first class service to the operators.”
Currently there are some 160 Jetstream 31/32s in active service, a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the past five years, which is a testimony to Saywell and BAE Systems ongoing spares and technical support.
Today there are over 80 separate operators of the Jetstream 31/32, and Saywell International’s spares turnover shows the prime markets to be Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australasia and the USA, with smaller business volumes coming from operators in the Middle East and Africa.