BAE Systems wins another airline spares support deal

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has won another contract for its rate-per-flying-hour aircraft spares support service to bring the total value of business from this service to £35m over the past twelve months from seven airlines. The latest contract is with Eastern Airways of the UK and covers a three-year support deal for the airline’s fleet of 16 Prestwick-built Jetstream 41 turboprop airliners. Eastern Airways operates over 800 flights on a week on a comprehensive network of scheduled domestic and international services and private charter services. BAE Systems has provided support for Eastern Airways’ Jetstream 41 operation for the past 11 years. The Eastern Airways contract comes only three weeks after BAE Systems won a similar three-year extension to its support contract from Braathens Technical AB of Sweden. The Braathens deal covers support for its subsidiary airline Malmö Aviation’s fleet of 12 Avro RJ regional jetliners. BAE Systems has been providing this type of service to Braathens Technical/Malmö Aviation for 14 years.

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