ANZ expands use of 777 spare parts programme

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Air New Zealand will expand its use of the 777 Component Services Program (CSP) offered by Boeing, Air France Industries, and KLM Engineering & Maintenance to its fleet of 777-300ERs.

"For the past four years the 777 Component Services Program has operationally been highly successful on our 777-200ER fleet, so it is natural to expand it to include our new 777-300ERs," says Vanessa Stoddart, group general manager for technical operations and people at ANZ.

ANZ accepted the first of five 777-300ERs in December 2010. The 777 CSP is offered in cooperation by Boeing and Air France Industries/KLM E&M.

The programme helps carriers outsource the logistics and costs involved with keeping spare 777 parts on hand, says Boeing. The CSP, it claims, reduces a carrier's upfront investment in spares and offers a reliable supply of critical parts.

"They also benefit by receiving a working component more quickly, rather than having to wait for a completed repair that could ground an airplane," says Boeing.

Thirteen 777 customer airlines participated in the CSP, with a total of 135 aircraft currently operating under the programme.