Honeywell has signed an agreement to provide maintenance services on the cockpits, auxiliary power units (APU) and mechanical systems on Ethiopian Airlines’ aircraft fleet.
The contract covers the African carrier’s fleet of Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft which Honeywell will support for spare parts, repairs and overhaul work. Ethiopian currently operates eight 737-700s, 16 737-800s, six 777-200LRs and four 777-300ERs.
Honeywell says that the plan for Ethiopian brings advantages including better scheduling of maintenance budgets through flexible payment options and cost savings for the airline, which last year opened three new widebody hangars in Addis Adaba following investment to the tune of $115 million.
Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines says Honeywell’s repair and overhaul support means we can reduce aircraft downtime while keeping an eye on costs. “This helps ensure our international, regional and domestic passengers reach their destinations quickly and comfortably,” he adds.
The African airline currently operates more than 100 aircraft comprised of Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier models.
In the past few years, it has seen an influx of new-generation aircraft including the A350, 787 and as of this week, the 737 MAX.