Swiss International Air Lines (“SWISS”) has signed-up for Bombardier’s Smart Parts Program that will deliver component support for its fleet of 30 C Series aircraft.
The agreement will be valid for a period of ten years and SWISS is the launch customer for the service. Under the C Series Smart Parts Program, Bombardier, will deliver comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to SWISS, which will have access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool.
Bombardier will also have an on-site inventory based at the airline’s main hub in Zurich, Switzerland.
“The Smart Parts Program will guarantee part availability and provide us with a cost-effective solution for our component maintenance and spare part requirements. This will enable us to secure a successful entry-into-service and to operate our fleet of C Series aircraft to its full potential, while reducing maintenance-related costs and our own investments into spare components,” said Peter Wojahn, Chief Technical Officer, Swiss International Air Lines.
SWISS is scheduled to take delivery of its first CS100 aircraft from Bombardier next month and will commence commercial operations with the type in July.
SWISS will eventually take delivery of a total of 30 CS100 and CS300 jetliners.