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Recent MRO Deals Expand International Partnerships

Contracts recently signed by global MRO partners focus on components and engine service agreements.

HIGHLIGHTS

Iberia Opts for Swiss-AS MRO Software

Iberia selected Swiss-AS’s MRO software AMOS to manage the airworthiness of its aircraft fleet. The airline licensed the CAMO edition of AMOS, which it rolled out in July for the Airbus A330 fleet, with other aircraft types set to follow. Iberia becomes the third International Airlines Group carrier, along with Aer Lingus and low-cost carrier Vueling to use AMOS.

 

Cathay Picks Satair for A350 Material Services

Satair won its first Airbus A350 customer for its Integrated Material Services (IMS) program by signing a long-term contract with Cathay Pacific for its fleet of 48 A350s.

Satair will cover Cathay’s expendable material with services that include planning, sourcing, purchasing, logistics and inventory management of approximately 15,000 component numbers.

The aircraft component specialist’s IMS offering works concurrently with parent group Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) aftermarket package, which the airline signed up for in May to cover its A350s.

 

Bombardier Wins C Series Component Deal 

Air Baltic selected Bombardier’s Smart Parts program to support components for the 20 C Series aircraft it has on order. The five-year deal offers comprehensive component MRO services, access to a parts exchange pool, and on-site inventory at the airline’s main hub in Riga, Latvia. Air Baltic is the launch operator for the CS300, the first of which is due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Lufthansa Adds Components at Heathrow

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) plans to open a new parts warehouse at London Heathrow Airport imminently, a move it says will allow it to deliver components to any airport in the U.K. in just a few hours. The facility will offer several hundred Airbus A320 and A330 components, as well as exchange parts. LHT also plans to open a parts warehouse in Hong Kong. Negotiations are in final stages, and the MRO intends the facility to be operational in 2016.

 

CONTRACTS

AIR CANADA signed partnership agreements with three suppliers/partners to create the Western Canada Center of Excellence for aircraft maintenance in Manitoba: HOPE AERO PROPELLER AND COMPONENTS, AIRBASE SERVICES, and CARGOJET AIRWAYS.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK reached an agreement with PRATT & WHITNEY to join the GTF engine MRO network and become a principal provider of mobile engine maintenance services for V2500s, PW1100G-JMs, PW1500Gs and PW1900Gs.

BOEING won a NORWEGIAN contract to provide GoldCare coverage for its 737 MAXs (in addition to 787s) through 2034.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by ASIANA to provide Boeing 747-400 landing gear MRO, by COPA for 737NG landing gear overhaul and by AIR­ASIA to provide Airbus A320 nacelle asset support and MRO services as part of five-year Prime Solutions deal.

GE AVIATION signed TrueChoice Transitions deals with THOMAS COOK GROUP and ICELANDAIR for CF6-80C2 MRO.

PRATT & WHITNEY won a 15-year AIR CANADA contract for PW1500G repair/overhaul for its 75 CS300s on order/option.

AJW AVIATION renewed power-by-the-hour contracts with AIR BLUE, PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (A320-family) and AIR PEACE of Nigeria (737-500s).

CFM signed a 12-year contract with LATAM AIRLINES GROUP to maintain 35 CFM56-5Bs on a rate-per-flight-hour basis.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed a long-term agreement with GE AVIATION to provide GE9X and GEnx-2B maintenance under GE-branded TrueChoice Materials agreements. The deal includes establishing a joint venture overhaul facility in 2018.

AFI KLM E&M was chosen by THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL to provide component support for 12 Airbus A350s and eight Boeing 787s.

 

Digital Extra Read more about the plentiful aftermarket deals at Farnborough: AviationWeek.com/mro/FarnboroughAftermarketDeals

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