February 2nd, 2015
Bombardier has launched an Extended Service Program for the Dash 8-300 (Q300) aircraft. The company has entered into an agreement with Jazz Aviation LP / Chorus Aviation Inc to cover 19 aircraft. Jazz is the launch customer for this new program. The program will begin in 2017 and is expected to increase the service life of the Dash 8-300 by 50 percent or 15 years. This new service plan was announced on the same day Chorus ordered up to 23 Q400 airplanes.
Bombardier will use structural and engineering overviews of the Dash 8-300 (Q300) to create Service Bulletins that will reference the new maintenance program supplement. Some structural components will be replaced on these aircraft that will help increase the life of the Dash 8-300.