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Jazz honoured with the most reliability awards at Bombardier ceremony

Top number of awards received for a third consecutive year

HALIFAX, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") was honoured to receive awards in three categories at Bombardier's annual award ceremony for commercial aircraft operators, held in Dallas, Texas on April 25, 2016.  The Bombardier Airline Reliability Performance Awards are given out annually and are highly respected internationally.  Jazz was recognized in three categories for exceptional reliability performance in 2015.  Jazz has been the top recipient, in terms of number of awards won, at this event for three consecutive years.  

"To win awards in three categories and to be recognized as the top North American operator is significant and we at Jazz are extremely proud of this achievement," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz.  "We have an exceptional Maintenance and Engineering team and these awards are testament to their experience and expertise. Receiving the highest number of awards at this event for three years running is very meaningful for Jazz and a tangible recognition of our focus on excellence and teamwork."

Airlines from around the world are in attendance at Bombardier's conference and tradeshow in Dallas, TX this week and the awards ceremony was a part of this event.  Jazz was recognized in the following three categories last evening, for 2015 performance in the North American region:

2015 Bombardier Airline Reliability Performance Awards:

  • Q400 Aircraft Programs (North America)
  • CRJ100/200 Aircraft Programs (North America)
  • CRJ700/900/1000 Aircraft Programs (North America)

"On behalf of Bombardier, I congratulate Jazz on winning three awards this year," said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "This exemplary performance highlights the collaboration between Jazz and Bombardier and demonstrates the commitment and high standards that Jazz devotes to serving its passengers."

Jazz was recognized in the following three categories for 2014 performance in the North American region as awarded in Munich, Germany in May 2015:

  • Q100/200/300 Aircraft Programs
  • CRJ100/200 Aircraft Programs
  • CRJ700/900/CRJ1000 Aircraft Programs

Jazz was recognized in the following two categories for 2013 performance in the North American region as awarded in Orlando, Fla in April 2014:

  • Q400 Aircraft Programs
  • CRJ100/200 Aircraft Programs

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4200 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations. Jazz currently operates a fleet of 115 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America. For the 2016 summer schedule Jazz will operate approximately 700 flights a day.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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For further information: Jazz Aviation LP, Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON ,; Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, NS,; Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS,; Bombardier, Marianella de la Barrera, (416) 375-3030,