WestJet has announced an agreement with De Havilland Aircraft of Canada to join the De Havilland Component Solutions Program (DCS) and boost support to its fleet of Dash 8-400 Aircraft.
Under the agreement, De Havilland will manage component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft and provide access to De Havilland Canada’s strategically located exchange pool.
Lisa Davis, Vice-President and General Manager at WestJet Encore, said: “The DCS Program offers the cost predictability that is so important in airline management, and we also look forward to benefitting from access to De Havilland Canada’s expertise in warranty administration, planning and supplier management to enhance the operations of our Dash 8-400 aircraft.”
Leighton Storsley, Vice President, Aftermarket and Business Development, De Havilland, added: “With the addition of WestJet to the DCS Program, our support to the fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft in North America is significantly increased and includes the two largest operators on the continent. We thank WestJet for affording us this opportunity to manage this aspect of the airline’s component MRO services.”