ANA Signs Five Year Component Solutions Agreement With De Havilland Canada
The agreement will support management of All Nippon Airways fleet of 24 Dash 8-400 MRO activities and provide access to De Havilland Canada’s Spares Exchange Services.
Today (October 14, 2020), De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada), announced the signing of a new five-year De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) agreement with All Nippon Airways. Under the agreement, DeHavilland will manage MRO services for ANA’s fleet of 24 Dash 8-400s. The DCS program will also provide access to a strategically located exchange pool and onsite inventory at the carrier’s Tokyo hub. De Havilland’s DCS program provides global access to over 1,000 aircraft components positioned at strategic distribution centers. Currently, over 120 Dash 8 Series aircraft are enrolled in the program, which can be tailored to accommodate each customer’s requirements. In Wednesday’s announcement, ANA’s Vice President & General Manager – Materials Management, Kenshi Hamada, said,
“We welcome the support that De Havilland Canada will be providing through the DCS program and we look forward to continuing our long-term relationship to enhance our Dash 8-400 aircraft operations. We anticipate that the program will help us manage the lifecycle costs of our fleet and enhance the in-service performance of our Dash 8-400 aircraft to the benefit of our passengers.”
Also commenting on today’s announcement, De Havilland Canada’s Vice President of Customer Service and Support, Amod Kelkar, added,
“We are delighted to welcome All Nippon Airways, a long-time operator of Dash 8 Series aircraft to the De Havilland Component Solutions program. Our Component Solutions program is highly adaptable to meet our customers’ varied business models and we are confident that ANA, who have received our Airline Reliability Awards on 12 occasions since the Awards were introduced in 2007, will be able to further enhance their operations and benefit from the cost predictability and superior parts availability that the DCS program provides.
“Our customers continue to report that the cost-per-flight-hour contracts and reduced, up-front capital expenses available under the DCS program, along with the support of our technical teams, expertise in warranty administration, planning and supplier management are all helping their operations and allowing them to focus on other key business activities.”
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited was established when Longview Aviation Capital acquired the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier. The company’s portfolio includes worldwide support for the fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft as well as the production and sales of the Dash 8-400. The De Havilland Dash 8-400, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the only turboprop in its class certified to operate at high altitude airports and offers the flexibility to operate with steep approaches as well as the ability to operate from unpaved runways. The aircraft offers a 30% reduction in fuel-burn versus similar capacity regional jets and is around 160 km/h faster than typical turboprops. The Dash 8-400 aircraft has more than 60 customers worldwide in nearly 40 countries. The aircraft has logged nearly 7 million flight hours with a 99.5% dispatch reliability rate.
Source: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada