TROIS-RIVIERES, QC, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Premier Aviation and
Air Canada today announced the signing of a five-year agreement for the
provision of airframe maintenance in support of Air Canada's fleet of
60 Embraer E-190 and E-175 aircraft. With the addition of a second line
of maintenance at Premier Aviation's Trois-Rivières, Quebec facility
now in place, the work performed for Air Canada will have created a
total of 120 jobs for aircraft technicians on the two lines. This
contract follows a successful year of operations meeting the quality
and on-time delivery requirements for 37 Air Canada Embraer E-175 and
E-190 maintenance visits at Premier's Trois-Rivières maintenance
"This agreement expands on and extends our long-standing relationship
with Air Canada and our commitment to deliver industry leading quality,
value and turnaround times," states Premier`s President and CEO, Ronnie
Di Bartolo. "The signing of this contract further strengthens Premier's
position as a pre-eminent player in Embraer maintenance in North
America and demonstrates Premier's ability and commitment to
customer-driven, value-added MRO solutions."
Air Canada's Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Alan
Butterfield, added, "We are very pleased with the work performed by
Premier Aviation on Air Canada's Embraer fleet. This contract for
additional work with Premier represents long-term investment in the
Canadian MRO industry while assuring Air Canada of a quality solution
for our Embraer maintenance needs through Premier's extensive network,
multiple facilities and by its proven capabilities in this field."
Premier Aviation performs maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
services consisting of airframe, painting and support services for Air
Canada's Embraer fleet at its Trois-Rivières maintenance centre. Air
Canada's Embraer fleet consists of 45 E-190 aircraft, with an
additional 15 E-175 aircraft operated by Sky Regional.
About Premier Aviation
Premier Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) provider, wholly-owned and operated by Ronnie Di Bartolo
with over 650,000 sq. ft. of facilities in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and
Windsor, Ontario in Canada and Rome, New York in the United States.
Since its inception in 2002, the company has maintained a steady growth
of clients and services in general overhaul, modifications,
refurbishment, paint and line maintenance. Premier Aviation is
committed to delivering top-quality, safety performance and competitive
MRO solutions to the aviation industry throughout Canada, US and
As a leading MRO provider in North America, Premier Aviation seeks
highly-motivated, qualified individuals to be part of our team. For
more information on our services and capabilities, employment
opportunities and more, please visit our website: www.premieraviation.ca.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline
serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag
carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012
served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled
passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in
the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a
founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air
transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America
to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research
firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than
18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013
for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.
SOURCE: Air Canada
For further information:
Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Inc.
Dave Diggle, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
(819) 377-4500 Ext. 398
Isabelle Arthur (Montréal) 514 422-5788
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto) 416 263-5576
Angela Mah (Vancouver) 604 270-5741