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Dowty Propellers and AirStart Partner on Q400

Dowty Propellers has expanded its worldwide support network through a partnership agreement with AirStart for rotable parts services on R408 propeller systems that equip Bombardier Q400 regional airliners. This three-year exclusive agreement brings together the expertise of Dowty Propellers as the R408 propeller system OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and the resources of AirStart – including the company’s established inventory of Q400 airliner parts, with exchange, lease and purchase options. AirStart’s support covers major elements of the R408 propeller system: blades, spinner, hub, pitch control unit, overspeed governor and brush blocks. Based in Canada, the company’s global customer base includes operators in key emerging airline markets, with the Dowty Propellers agreement expected to generate a multi-million-dollar business volume. “We’re partnering with a company that has a strong reputation in rotable parts, as well as excellent Q400 operator relationships and…

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