EVAS Air signs with global avi­a­tion leader Pratt & Whit­ney Canada

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial -

A new long-term Fleet Man­age­ment Pro­gram (FMP) main­te­nance con­tract be­tween lead­ing air­craft en­gine man­u­fac­turer, Pratt & Whit­ney Canada (P&WC) and re­gional air­line EVAS Air, will mean ben­e­fits for the lo­cal car­rier.

EVAS Air, a Gan­der-based Air Canada part­ner, has signed a new 10-year FMP con­tract with the global avi­a­tion leader, which will pro­vide sub­stan­tial sta­bil­ity in its en­gine pro­gram in the fu­ture.

The deal is a multi-mil­lion­dol­lar per year con­tract.

“The agree­ment cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties to be a leader in op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing PT6A-67 en­gines,” said Pa­trick White, EVAS Air pres­i­dent and CEO.

It will also pro­vide EVAS Air with the op­por­tu­nity to op­ti­mize op­er­a­tions and ser­vice de­liv­ery through P&WC’s tai­lored main­te­nance sup­port and plan­ning, as well as train­ing in ar­eas such as air crew en­gine han­dling and ad­vance main­te­nance pro­ce­dures.

White pointed out that ad­vances in ar­eas like en­gine oil anal­y­sis and en­gine trend mon­i­tor­ing will in­crease EVAS’s op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency and cost con­trol.

“These are ex­cit­ing times for the air­line as we de­velop new op­por­tu­ni­ties to sup­port more ac­tiv­ity and growth in Gan­der,” says White.

He also sees huge prospects for EVAS Air to work with the Col­lege of the North At­lantic to share this new train­ing with the Gan­der cam­pus, which al­ready has a world-class air­craft main­te­nance pro­gram. “Work­ing with a leader in the avi­a­tion com­pany like Pratt and Whit­ney Canada opens many doors that would oth­er­wise not be avail­able,” says White.

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