GE Aerospace has signed a 10-year services agreement with Hainan Airlines for systems support across its Boeing 787 fleet.
The agreement includes GE Aerospace’s Avionics Systems content and capabilities.
GE Aerospace says it will provide the support from Singapore and its new facility in Brisbane, Australia.
Long Chen, vice manager of spares procurement centre of purchasing department at Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd., said: “We are clearly feeling the B787 fleet support level is much higher, now that the agreement is in place with GE.
“GE arranges all possible resources from Singapore and Australia to support Hainan Airlines’ AOG, and the response time and efficiency are greatly improved.
“We look forward to close collaboration with GE Aerospace and making the B787 contract an example program that demonstrates the cooperation between Hainan Airlines and GE.”
The agreement covers GE Aerospace’s B787 content, including the open architecture core computing and networking system in support of Hainan Airlines’ fleet of 38 aircraft.
Matt Burns, general manager for avionics at GE Aerospace, said: “This agreement is a flexible services programme designed to reduce operator costs and maximise aircraft availability.
“We will provide Hainan with the services solutions that best fit their needs so they can focus on the business of operating and sustaining a rapidly growing global airline.”
GE Aerospace says the Chinese airlines’ B787 fleet programme will provide an optimised solution for through-life support and includes repairs, stock holding, inventory management, programme management, configuration control, engineering change control, technical documentation, obsolescence management, and reliability trend analysis.
Building on the airline’s minimal B787 parts inventory, GE Aerospace will provide availability from its pool of B787 components to Hainan Airlines’ headquarters in Haikou and its outstations.