Bombardier CRJ VIP conversion specialist Project Phoenix has signed a preferred supplier and partnership agreement with eJet Services ahead of the first customer deliveries of the Phoenix CRJ conversions. The service company will offer Phoenix operators a package of worldwide maintenance and operations support.

Dubai-based Project Phoenix selected eJet to offer nose-to-tail maintenance support to its customers. Project Phoenix says eJet's global airline fleet will enable it to offer competitive fleet-pricing to individual CRJ owners. The first Phoenix CRJ conversion is scheduled for delivery to Jet Asia in Macau next month.

The eJet programme will provide owners with access to CRJ maintenance specialists and efficiencies of scale. Its offering is a joint product with Germany's Lufthansa Technik.

Project Phoenix CRJ 
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The company was established in anticipation of the heightened demand for the CRJ family in a VIP, business aircraft role. Together, eJet Services and Lufthansa Technik provide owners with lower, more predictable costs and 24/7 support through eJet's maintenance and engineering support centre.

The programme supports the CRJ and the Challenger 850, offering power-by-the-hour structure covering engines, avionics, rotables, landing gear, auxiliary power units, wheels and brakes. All key aircraft systems are covered, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and environmental components. Also provided are maintenance tracking and planning tools, with a customised maintenance programme designed to reduce inspection and heavy maintenance cost by up to 20%.


Source: Flight International