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Collins Aerospace’s avionics support agreement with China Southern extended

China Southern has extended a longstanding support agreement with Collins Aerospace covering its Boeing 787 fleet.

The extended agreement builds on an existing ‘Dispatch’ flight hour support agreement for avionics onboard the airline’s aircraft.

Collins Aerospace said its Dispatch avionics service programme “provides high availability and maximum reliability at a predictable cost”. The company noted that the contract extension was “likely to reduce China Southern’s operational risk and most importantly, keep its fleet flying”.

Lisa Steffen, vice president for services and support at Collins Aerospace, said: “The extension demonstrates China Southern’s trust in Collins Aerospace and our global network of service centres to continue to provide our technical expertise.”

China Southern’s senior director for material management Zeng Xiaoliang commented: “This builds a strong foundation for future collaboration on the Dispatch programme and capability building with Collins Aerospace.”

Collins added that Dispatch is tailored to each airline’s needs, and delivers “critical on-site spares, access to global asset pools, OEM-quality maintenance, and technical assistance for Collins avionics”.

Under the power-by-the-hour programme, Collins Aerospace will support China Southern’s next-generation platforms, along with its existing aircraft.

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