Satair has extended its coverage of Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) to include its fleet of incoming Airbus A380 aircraft scheduled to enter service in May.
Under the terms of the integrated material services (IMS) contract, which will run for an undisclosed period, the superjumbos will be covered for all their expendables materials needs. This will cover all line and A checks and pre-loading for C checks. After delivery of its first A380-800 in May this year, ANA is anticipated to take two more of the aircraft.
The two parties have cooperated on ANA’s fleet of A320, A321 CEO and NEO variants, which number 28 aircraft in total since December 2017. That agreement includes planning, sourcing, purchasing, logistics and inventory management covering an extensive amount of part numbers for the A320 and A321 fleet.
Paul Lochab, chief commercial officer of Satair, says: “This is the first example of an IMS customer expanding its fleet coverage, and ANA will benefit strongly from scale benefits and also Satair’s existing IMS knowledge in supporting the A380.”
Last week, the company announced it had expanded its relationship with Japan Airlines covering expendable material for the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A350s.