Jazz awarded airBaltic contract, Embraer certification
By Wings Staff
Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, won a contract for heavy maintenance work for airBaltic of Latvia. Under terms of the agreement, Jazz Technical Services, the company's MRO division, will provide airframe maintenance in support of airBaltic's 12 Q400 NextGen aircraft.
By Wings Staff
“We value Jazz Aviation highly for their experience in cold weather, which is characteristic to our home markets of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania,” Andris Vaivads, SVP technical operations of airBaltic, said. “We rely on short turnaround times as it allows us to offer in many cases the fastest and most convenient transfers via our main hub in Riga spanning our network of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.”
Jazz Technical Services will perform the work for airBaltic from its six-bay, 80,000-square-foot facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, where more than 400 maintenance professionals are employed supporting contracts for Canadian, U.S. and international customers.
In other news, Jazz Technical Services received Embraer certification from Transport Canada to perform airframe heavy maintenance on Embraer 135 and Embraer 145 regional aircraft. This certification is also awarded to Jazz’ maintenance facility at Halifax Stanfield.
“Acquiring Embraer certification is an important next step in the evolution of our maintenance division and is in line with our plans for continued growth and the ability to provide a broader range of maintenance services,” said Colin Copp, president, Jazz Aviation.