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Boeing Signs Up Airlines to Digital, Supply Chain Offerings

The aircraft manufacturer announced the new services contracts at MRO Europe on Wednesday (Oct. 16.)

LONDON--Boeing has confirmed a string of European airline and aerospace industry customers for its digital flight operation and supply chain management solutions.

Unveiled to media on Wednesday afternoon at Aviation Week’s MRO Europe in London, the airframe OEM, named seven airlines entering into agreements with its aftermarket services division, launched back in 2017.

Air Atlanta Icelandic has signed a five-year agreement for digital navigation charting and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag services. These services will increase operational efficiencies in the flight deck and increase situational awareness in flight.

Four airlines have signed up for Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox modules. Freighter airlines ACE Cargo and Star Air, both European cargo operators, have agreed to multi-year contracts for the offering, which is aimed at increasing efficiency with fleet-wide document management. Italian operators Neos and Blue Panorama have also penned similar agreements.

Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly, has renewed an existing agreement for Jeppesen JetPlan services, which allows operatorsto develop, file and view optimized planned routes. Meanwhile, Greek carrier Aegean Airlines signed up for Jeppesen Crew Pairing services – adding the module to its current digital capabilities. Boeing says this will drive efficient operational crew planning for the airline, supported by optimized, data-driven decision-making processes.

Three companies have also signed up to supply chain agreements, one of which is UK low-cost carrier Jet2.com. The Leeds-based airline, now recognized as the UK’s third largest commercial operator, has signed a parts package agreement that provides local stock to support operations, along with cost control and assurance measures. Additionally, Jet2.com has signed interior, avionics, and performance modification upgrade packages in support of several newly acquired Boeing 737-800NG mid-life aircraft.

Safety products manufacturer MSA Safety and JLG Industries have also entrusted Boeing subsidiary Aviall to act as a product distributor.

Boeing also announced it has bolstered its digital offering through the introduction of a Windows-based version of Boeing Mobile Logbook, which it says will provide a full-fleet solution to enable flight and maintenance crews to enter and share maintenance information. The aircraft maker is also planning on releasing an iOS version in the first quarter of 2020.

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