WestJet Encore has signed a long-term component maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik to support its fleet of Bombardier Q400s. Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet launched its Encore turboprop regional subsidiary last month. The regional carrier is using Q400s to connect smaller Canadian destinations to the mainline WestJet network. WestJet ordered 20 Q400s plus 25 options and envisions Encore eventually covering all of Canada, though it is now focused on western Canada ...

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