Satair, an Airbus Services company, and Transavia Airlines C.V. (Transavia), have signed an agreement for Satair’s Integrated Material Services (IMS) solution, marking the first strategic collaboration between the two companies.
The agreement will play a pivotal role as Transavia (a prominent Dutch low-cost carrier under the Air France-KLM Group) prepares to introduce the A321neo into its fleet later in 2023, making it the airline’s first Airbus aircraft in operation.
Satair will provide integrated material services to cater to Transavia’s requirements for expendable materials, crucial for line and base maintenance operations.
As an Airbus aircraft operator, Transavia will rely on Satair’s expertise and support to ensure a seamless entry into service and the safe and efficient operation of their new fleet.
Tailored to Transavia’s specific needs, Satair states that its IMS will encompass all expendable airframe materials, enabling the airline to increase spare parts availability while streamlining supply chain costs.
The scope of the IMS will expand further as Transavia’s maintenance necessities evolve in line with fleet growth, with Satair overseeing the entire supply chain from forecasting and planning, to purchasing and delivery, while simultaneously mitigating Transavia’s total cost of ownership.
Paul Lochab, chief commercial officer at Satair, said: “This strategic collaboration marks an exciting milestone for Satair and Transavia and we are looking forward to delivering a tailored solution that will ensure high material availability and streamline operations for Transavia’s A321neo entry into service.”
Robert-Jan Korenromp, head of fleet and technical services at Transavia, said: “We are pleased to join hands with Satair, trusting their expertise to ensure smooth operations and a reliable supply chain, setting the stage for a successful integration of the new A321neo into our fleet.”