All Nippon Airways (ANA) has tapped Collins Aerospace for Boeing 787 component support through the supplier's FlightSense program.
Under the agreement, Collins will guarantee availability of assets through a global pool. The deal covers ANA's entire 787 fleet, including 66 in-service aircraft and 14 on order.
"Our relationship with All Nippon Airways is growing based on our proven record of outstanding performance, and they continue to be a key customer. We are proud that the largest carrier-owned fleet of 787s continues to entrust us with servicing its fleet," said Ajay Agrawal, Collins president, aftermarket services. "Our customers benefit from our unique capability to deliver products and services through a variety of customized solutions."
FlightSense is the latest version of a long-term support offering that dates back years within legacy UTC Aerospace Systems, which last year combined with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace. Re-branded and expanded a year ago, FlightSense offers three service levels: repair, predictable, and available. The "available" offering, chosen by ANA, is the most comprehensive service level, providing access to parts pools. ANA has used the programs for years on several fleet types.
The deal expands the 787 fleet that is under some type of Collins long-term care agreement. Singapore Airlines and its Scoot subsidiary are among the other 787 operators that have a tailored agreement with Collins.