Boeing clinches swathe of service agreements at Farnborough.
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing won a bumper load of services agreements on the first day of the UK's Farnborough airshow, including Atlas Air signing up for 20 landing gear exchanges for its Boeing 747-8 freighter fleet
19 July 2018 - 19:06
'Through the programme operators receive an overhauled and certified landing gear from an exchange pool maintained by Boeing, with stocked components and supporting parts shipping within 24 hours,' Boeing was quoted as saying in a report by Canberra's Australian Aviation.
Emirates signed up 150 Boeing 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 777-300 aircraft for Boeing's optimised maintenance programme which is the largest fleet win for the company's OMP offering of customised maintenance.
EVA Airways agreed to purchase a multi-faceted set of Boeing offerings, including component solutions that involve Boeing and its partners owning, managing and maintaining a global exchange pool inventory. The airline also purchased quick engine change solutions and signed a further 10-year contract for Boeing's Jeppesen electronic flight bag and chart products.
Boeing signed up Hawaiian Airlines for electronic flight bag services for both its Boeing 717 and 767 fleets, as well as its A330 and A321 aircraft. Boeing says this will 'enhance navigation and situational awareness and simplify preparation and in-flight procedures across the Hawaiian fleet.'
Lion Air Group's Malindo Air is also signing up with Jeppesen, to offer dispatcher training services at its Kuala Lumpur operations centre. Boeing said the programme provides the foundation for multiple aviation career opportunities available with a dispatcher license.
China's Okay Airlines will use Boeing's airplane health management (AHM) for its 737 MAX fleet. Boeing said AHM 'improves operations using predictive analytics supporting maintenance and engineering.'
Canadian carrier WestJet also signed on for AHM, bringing the number of customers for the product to 100. It will use the system to provide predictive analytics for its B787 fleet.
On the military side of the show Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a five-year performance-based logistics support agreement for its rotorcraft, covering the Dutch fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This agreement will combine Dutch Chinook and Apache support services into one integrated customer support programme.
The US Air Force signed a Boeing contract worth up to $986 million to provide crew instruction and operate, sustain, modify and upgrade the C-17 aircrew and maintenance training systems over six and a half years.
Boeing and the USAF also agreed a sole-source contract to repair, support, configure and provide parts obsolescence management for F-15 radars. Boeing will provide engineering, customer training, system analysis and integration of all radar types across the US Air Force F-15 fleet.
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