Boeing and Etihad have finalised a set of supply chain solutions agreements, strengthening Etihad’s commitment to ensuring the on-time performance and availability of its aircraft.

    The agreements continue the strategic partnership between Boeing and Etihad Airways which was announced at the Dubai Air Show in 2019.

    Boeing says the solutions included in the agreements will help the airline simplify asset and maintenance management, reduce spare parts costs and improve parts availability. The agreements are set for a minimum term of 10 years.

    According to Boeing, the new contracts include the manufacturer’s component services programme, landing gear exchange programme and quick engine change kit purchases.

    “Ensuring the highest standards in the Etihad Airways fleet is just one way we continue to set the standard for operational excellence globally,” Etihad Airways chief operating officer Mohammad Al Bulooki commented.

    “By partnering with Boeing as the OEM of Etihad’s 787s, we ensure that the fleet receives the highest levels of maintenance support to increase reliability and efficiency. These agreements continue to demonstrate the strength of the Etihad Aviation Group’s partnership.”

    Long-standing partnership

    “This is an important demonstration of Etihad’s ongoing focus toward the post-COVID world and the airline’s endeavours to set the benchmark for operational excellence in both product and sustainability, as well as technical performance and efficiency,” Al Bulooki noted.

    Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services said: “We are delighted that Etihad, a market leader, has chosen to optimise its fleet reliability and efficiency by choosing Boeing’s Component Services Program, further strengthening our long-standing partnership.”