Quickstep signs MOU with Alliance to support Embraer E190 fleet

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Australian aerospace company Quickstep Holdings is set to provide component repair services in support of Alliance Services’ fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) requires the provision of onshore composite, metal, and bonded component support in partnership with the global supply chain and on-site technical support at the new Alliance heavy maintenance facility in Rockhampton, Queensland. 

Quickstep will also deliver onshore nacelle support in collaboration with the Original Equipment Manufacturer. 

“Alliance is a great Australian airline pioneer operating a large domestic fleet and their fleet expansion program is expected to result in them growing to be the largest operator of the Embraer E190 in the world,” said Mark Burgess, chief executive officer and managing director of Quickstep Holdings. 

“Alliance have a strong desire to build domestic MRO capability as evidenced by their investment in Rockhampton. Quickstep is proud to be in a position to offer this Australian supply chain solution as Alliance continue their remarkable growth story,” Burgess said in an ASX announcement

“It’s particularly important for the aviation industry in Australia that we work with suppliers like Quickstep to build onshore skill sets and repair capability to achieve prompt turnaround times on component repairs and maintenance. Alliance looks forward to working with Quickstep to turn this MOU into tangible infrastructure,” said Scott McMillan, managing director of Alliance. 

The MOU opens a period of detailed negotiation to secure formal contracting arrangements in support of Alliance Airlines’ growing fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft.