Low-cost operator Air Manas has selected Airbus to provide component maintenance services in support of its A220 leased fleet.

    The Kyrgyzstan-based carrier has agreed to use Airbus’ ‘Flight Hour Services’ (FHS) programme, a material maintenance service based on a contractual fixed hourly-rate payment.

    The contract includes A220 material services with access to Airbus’ pool of parts and repair services.

    “We are pleased to welcome Air Manas as our first FHS customer in CIS,” said head of Airbus Russia & CIS Julien Franiatte.

    “We are building on our strong A220 component warehouses set-up to provide our new customer with the highest level of support. We are looking forward to contributing to Air Manas’ successful operation of its A220 fleet.”

    Air Manas’ Alexandr Belovol commented: “It is a historic moment and honour for the new and updated Air Manas after a long quarantine to be part of the wide aviation world with the Airbus A220. We truly believe Flight Hour Services will bring the highest level of service of flights with the A220.”

    Airbus said it had concluded 11 FHS contracts with operators worldwide over the last six months.