WestJet Encore, WestJet's new regional carrier, has signed a Total Component Support TCS® deal with Lufthansa Technik to provide component repair and pool access support for its new and growing fleet of Q400s.
Under a multi year agreement, Lufthansa Technik will maintain components removed from WestJet Encore aircraft and provide replacements from its extensive pool of Q400 stock. All logistics and transportation will be handled by Lufthansa Technik. Also, as part of the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will create a new pool of Q400 stock in North America.
WestJet Encore has committed to twenty firm orders, with a further twenty five options.
Roger McIntosh, VP Technical Operations, WestJet Encore said: "After a rigorous selection process we were convinced that Lufthansa Technik could offer us the high level of performance and reliability that we expect at a competitive price."
Wolfgang Weynell, VP Marketing and Sales of Lufthansa Technik commented: "We feel very proud and excited to be present at the birth of a major new airline in the Canadian market and a major Bombardier Q400 operator. The North American market is extremely important to us and this contract is further proof of Lufthansa Technik's commitment to providing excellent service and value for money to operators in the region."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,500 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
About Lufthansa Technik:
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with about 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. 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.
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