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Bombardier’s ESP to cover another four Widerøe Dash 8-100s

Posted 8 April 2019 · Add Comment

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS of Norway has signed an agreement to apply the Extended Service Program (ESP) to another four Dash 8-100 aircraft operated by the Norwegian airline.



“The Dash 8-100 aircraft is a valued member of our fleet and we are delighted to once again collaborate with Bombardier to extend the economic life of another four aircraft,” said Sture Pedersen, Director Technical Operations, Widerøe’s Flyveselskap. “We worked with Bombardier in 2009 to launch the Dash 8-100 Extended Service Program and since that time, some 16 of our 22 Dash 8-100 aircraft have benefitted from the Program. These robust aircraft continue to provide reliable, cost-effective service to Widerøe, and to support our operations as the largest regional airline in Scandinavia.”

“Our Extended Service Program allows operators to take further advantage of the Dash 8-100 aircraft’s economic and operational value,” said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The ESP increases the service life of our Dash 8-100 aircraft from 80,000 to 120,000 flight cycles, providing our customers with an extension of approximately 10-12 years for the operation of the aircraft.”

The ESP is the result of several structural and engineering analyses that utilised fatigue and test data accumulated on Dash 8-100 aircraft. The ESP is initiated through a Service Bulletin that makes reference to a new Maintenance Program Supplement. Widerøe will incorporate the Service Bulletin and Maintenance Program Supplement and arrange for the replacement of some structural and systems components as identified by the Service Bulletin.

In 2015, Bombardier also successfully launched an Extended Service Program for the Dash 8-300 aircraft with Chorus Aviation Inc. and Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) as the launch customer and operator.

 

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