August 11, 2014
Summit Air of Canada signs JetSpares contract with BAE Systems
Summit Air of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada has signed a two-year JetSpares rate-per-flying-hour (RPFH) spares contract with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to support its newly acquired fleet of two 90-seat Avro RJ85 regional jetliners. To support the growing market interest for the Avro RJ in Canada, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has worked closely with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) to obtain Canadian Type Certification for both the Avro RJ85 and the bigger RJ100. Summit Air is the latest Canadian operator to acquire the Avro RJ, and following delivery of the first aircraft in September will commence FIFO (Fly-in; Fly-out) operations in partnership with First Air and Det’on Cho Logistics on behalf of Diavik Diamond Mine to airlift employees to and from Edmonton to the remote mine which is situated 300 kilometres north of Yellowknife and with air only year-round access.