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LOT Polish Airlines and Saab Aerotech sign Component Maintenance Agreement for Embraer ERJ145 aircraft

LOT Polish Airlines has chosen to extend the scope of the existing component maintenance repair & overhaul covering its fleet of ERJ145 aircraft to a complete component maintenance solution agreement. The contract is valued at approximately 30 MSEK over the term of the agreement.

Saab Aerotech has provided component services on ad hoc basis to LOT Polish Airline’s ERJ145 operation for several years. In an expanded agreement, LOT has now chosen to extend this successful relationship. LOT’s new support solution comprises a total component maintenance program, including MRO and component engineering services for the entire ERJ145 fleet at the airline.

“We are very pleased to strengthen our relationship with LOT Polish Airlines”, says Christer Anderson, Marketing and Sales Manager at Saab Aerotech’s MainPartner Division. ”Our component maintenance program has very successfully served many ERJ145 operators over the years and we look forward to further increasing our capabilities and market in this area.”

Janusz Perkowski, Director Material Logistics and Contracts at LOT Polish Airlines states, “We are very satisfied with the support we have received from Saab Aerotech through the years. We are quite confident that our decision to utilize the complete component maintenance service is the most cost-effective solution for us”

LOT Polish Airlines is a joint-stock company founded after transforming a state-owned company of the same name on 29 December 1992.
The main shareholders are the State Treasury (67.97%), the receiver in bankruptcy SAirLines B.V. (25.1%) and the employees (6.93 %).
In 2005 the airline carried more than 4 million passengers. The fleet consists of more than fifty aircraft, including Boeing 767/737, Embraer 170/175 and ERJ145.

Saab Aerotech is a leading supplier of integrated support solutions. With capabilities and competence spanning the defense, civil security and commercial sectors, Saab Aerotech provides a broad range of services and products for cost effective life-cycle support of customer equipment, systems and platforms. – Wherever high standards of function and reliability are demanded. Saab Aerotech is a business unit of the Saab Group.

For further information please contact:
Bertil Johansson, Director Marketing and Sales, Saab Aerotech MainPartner Division
Telephone: +46 13 23 1466 Cell: +46 705 133 611

John Belanger, V.P. PR and Comms, Saab Aerotech
Telephone +46 13-183101 Cell: +46 734-183101