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Aveos wins contract with Interjet

May 16, 2011, Montreal - Aircraft repair and overhaul company Aveos has won a five-year contract to service Airbus A320 airplanes in Montreal for Interjet of Mexico.


May 16, 2011
By The Canadian Press

No financial details were provided.

Aveos, which was formerly known as Air Canada Technical Services, began preliminary work with Interjet in late December.

The repair and overhaul work will be performed at the new Aveos Component Solutions Facility in Montreal, which is slated to be completed mid-year.

The agreement includes the addition of additional work as Interjet increases its fleet from 24 to 40 aircraft by November 2012.

Aveos vice-president and general manager Jerry Kent said the contract is a "great step forward'' for the privately held company, whose main customer is Air Canada.

"Our valuable experience on the Airbus A320 and inventory management will ensure that Interjet is getting the best-in-class service it expects,'' he stated.

Aveos is a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider of airframe, engine, component and maintenance solutions with about 4,900 employees.

It operates maintenance facilities across Canada and in El Salvador and provides service to more than 100 customers.

The contract comes a few weeks after Joe Kolshak, who held senior positions at United and Delta airlines, replaced Chahram Bolouri as Aveos president and chief executive.