Airbus has entered into an agreement Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide parts support under its Flight Hour Services (FHS) offering for its incoming Airbus A350 aircraft fleet.
The carrier has orders in place for 31 of the aircraft, comprised of 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s – signed back in 2013. It expects to take its first -900 variant in June of this year with an entry-into-service earmarked for September.
JAL will be supported by Airbus’s FHS Components Services program for an undisclosed period, the OEM confirmed on Monday (Feb. 18). It confirmed JAL would become the first A350 operator in the region to be covered by the program. The package includes spare pool access, on-site-stock replenishment at the main base and components repair.
The JAL agreement adds to Airbus’s existing FHS customers in Japan. In November of last year, it signed an agreement covering the All Nippon Airways’s fleet of three A380 aircraft.