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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has strengthened its parts support portfolio for Q Series aircraft by entering into a collaborative agreement with 3 Points Aviation.
Under the agreement Bombardier provides engineering specifications to assist 3 Points Aviation gain Parts Manufacture Approvals (PMA) from aviation authorities.
These approvals give Bombardier operators the choice to purchase original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-produced parts or PMA parts manufactured by an authorized third party. This will improve the overall part availability for Bombardier’s Q Series aircraft.
“Facilitating the availability of PMA parts through companies such as 3 Points Aviation provides our customers with more choices to support their operations,” said Todd Young, vice-president and general manager, Customer Services and Q400 Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“This is another way in which Bombardier is identifying and developing new opportunities to provide greater value and support to our customers.”
“3 Points is excited to be collaborating with Bombardier for the mutual support of Q Series aircraft operators and the availability of the resulting PMA parts is a game changer,” said John Druken, CEO, 3 Points Aviation.
“While Bombardier continues to offer its OEM parts it will also be able, through its key customer-interfacing role, to open doors to additional options for its customers in terms of PMA Q Series parts built by an authorized third party manufacturer. This collaboration between 3 Points and a progressive OEM like Bombardier is key to our continued success.”
The agreement between Bombardier and 3 Points Aviation leverages strengths from both companies.
Bombardier’s focus on providing competitive advantages to its customers via the FlightAdvantage program is further enhanced by 3 Points Aviation’s capabilities as a Transport Canada approved parts manufacturer and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) supplier to support Bombardier’s existing customer base.