Australia’s Virgin Blue has contracted Singapore Airlines subsidiary SIA Engineering for maintenance on the Boeing 777-300ERs that its new long-haul subsidiary will be operating.
Virgin Blue says in a statement that it has signed a five-year fleet management programme agreement under which SIA Engineering will maintain the initial seven 777-300ERs new long-haul subsidiary V Australia will be operating.
It says SIA Engineering will provide services including transit and light maintenance checks, defect rectification, cabin maintenance, spares support, component repair and overhaul, and logistics management, in Brisbane, Sydney and Los Angeles.
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V Australia is due to launch services in December with flights between Sydney and Los Angeles.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news