BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced at the MRO Europe exhibition and conference in London that it has secured its first contracts for interior and avionics upgrades for a range of different aircraft types. Around 70 Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 757 and ATR72 aircraft are being upgraded in three separate programmes where BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is responsible for design and engineering of the upgrade and, in the majority of cases, include the provision of installation kits and supply chain management.
Furthermore, the company reported that it has secured new contract extensions for its successful Rate-Per-Flying-Hour (RPFH) JetSpares and MACRO spares support business from Cobham Aviation Services Australia and Yeti Airlines of Nepal. The Cobham Aviation Services Australia contract is the airline’s third JetSpares extension with Regional Aircraft to support its fleet of 11 BAe 146/Avro RJ jetliners. The second new contract is with Yeti Airlines of Nepal to support its fleet of seven 29-seat Jetstream 41 turboprop airliners. These latest contract wins add to new RPFH business already announced this year from Braathens Technical AB of Sweden for its fleet of 12 Avro RJ regional jetliners, from Eastern Airways of the UK in support of its 16-strong Jetstream 41 turboprop fleet and, more recently, from Sky Express of Greece for its Jetstream 41 fleet.