TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Premier Aviation says is has signed a five-year airframe maintenance agreement with Air Canada (TSX:AC.B).
Under the agreement announced Tuesday, Premier will supply maintenance in support of Air Canada's fleet of 60 Embraer E-190 and E-175 aircraft.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
Premier says that with the addition of a second line of maintenance at its Trois-Rivieres 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 agreement expands on and extends our long-standing relationship with Air Canada and our commitment to deliver industry leading quality, value and turnaround times," Premier president and CEO Ronnie Di Bartolo said in announcing the deal.
Premier Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, wholly-owned and operated by Di Bartolo. It has more than 650,000 square feet of facilities in Trois-Rivieres, and Windsor, Ont.,, as well as in Rome, N.Y.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.
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