[Avionics Today 05-11-2016] Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has selected Bombardier's Smart Parts Program to provide component support for the airline's fleet of 30 all-new C Series aircraft. The 10-year agreement positions SWISS as the launch customer for the C Series Smart Parts Program and provides the airline with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool, and an on-site inventory based at the airline's main hub in Zurich, Switzerland.
SWISS is the launch operator for the C Series aircraft, with Bombardier scheduled to deliver the first CS100 aircraft in June 2016. SWISS will take delivery of a total of 30 CS100 and CS300 aircraft.
"As we approach entry-into-service with our CS100 aircraft, we have selected Bombardier as our component services supplier," said Peter Wojahn, Swiss International Air Lines CTO. "The Smart Parts Program will guarantee part availability and provide us with a cost-effective solution for our component maintenance and spare part requirements.”