EVAS Air signs with global aviation leader Pratt & Whitney Canada
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.