Aerospace giant Bombardier Commercial Aircraft revealed that they have settled on a new Authorize Service Facility (ASF) agreement with Slovenian CRJ experts Adria Tehnika. This new deal will expand the existing ASF arrangement between Bombardier and Adria Technika an additional five years. Within the context of this agreement, Bombardier will allow Adria Technika to perform modification and upgrade services on all CRJ Series aircraft in Europe and CIS. Adria Technika has already been providing these services to Bombardier for nearly 15 years, and this new deal only further solidifies their business relationship.
In an interview posted on yahoofinance.com, Todd Young (Vice President and General Manager of Customer Services at Bombardier) had the following to say about the new deal:
"We're very excited to extend our contract with Adria Tehnika as one of our long-time, trusted CRJ Series aircraft Authorized Service Facilities… Adria Tehnika has a great reputation for reliably assisting our customers with the upmost professionalism and technical experience and I am confident that this level of service will continue."
Adria Tehnika also chimed in about the new Bombardier agreement. In an interview posted on aviationpros.com, Maks Pele (CEO of Adria Tehnika) stated:
"Our team at Adria Tehnika has been offering our customers in the region and as far as India and China on-time, cost-effective CRJ Series aircraft maintenance solutions and expertise for over 14 years… Today's announcement marks the extension of a solid relationship and we are thrilled that Bombardier's customer services support network continues to include our collaborations, as together we serve our customers' needs."
The CRJ (Canadian Regional Jet) series launched nearly 30 years ago with the CRJ-100, and today the series contains 6 different CRJ variants. These aircraft are favored my many smaller airlines, as even the largest planes in the CRJ series can only seat 100 passengers.Bombardier’s European fleet currently contains over 250 CRJ regional jets, and Adria Technika will continue to play a major role in maintaining these aircraft.