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Bombardier lands $302M maintenance contract with U.K. rail operator

In separate deal, Montreal-based company extends small parts agreement with Nova Scotia's Jazz Aviation



Bombardier has been servicing the rail operators trains for more than 15 years. The new contract extends coverage through 2019. PHOTO: Bombardier

Bombardier has been servicing the rail operator’s trains for more than 15 years. The new contract extends coverage through 2019. PHOTO: Bombardier

BERLIN—Bombardier Inc.’s rail division has won a three-year fleet maintenance contract with Arriva CrossCountry Trains—a U.K. rail firm that operates routes throughout much of Great Britain.

Valued at 232 million pounds (US$302 million), the agreement extends the train maker’s maintenance coverage on 57 trainsets through 2019. The Canadian company has been servicing CrossCountry’s fleet for more than 15 years.

Meanwhile, back across the pond, the plane and train maker signed a similar deal with Nova Scotia’s Jazz Aviation. The Halifax-based regional airline, which flies on behalf of Air Canada, announced Sept. 29 it has signed an extension of its small parts agreement with Bombardier.

The companies did not release the value of the contract, but the deal will see Bombardier provide maintenance and repair services for the airline’s fleet of Q400 turboprops until 2025.

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