Boeing’s services division has inked a series of orders and contracts— mostly with Asian carriers — for its digital and training products.
Boeing Global Services announced that Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, as well as Xiamen Airlines have signed for its optimised maintenance programme that will be tap on advanced data analytics.
Xiamen Airlines will be the first carrier from Mainland China to adopt the programme, joining 23 other carriers globally to have done the same, across a fleet of more than 2,500 Boeing aircraft, says Boeing Global Services.
A group of smaller Chinese carriers, including Suparna Airlines, Guangxi Air, Air Changan and Urumqi Air, have inked a wide-ranging agreement for electronic flight bag solutions offered by Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, under its FliteDeck Pro application.
Boeing Global Services says the agreement will “enhance operational efficiency, further streamline paperless operations in the flight deck, as well as optimise flight planning capabilities”.
Indian carrier Vistara has also signed a multi-year agreement with Boeing to expand its digital crew planning solutions.
In addition, two carriers — Alaska Airlines and All Nippon Airways — have signed for maintenance-related deals with Boeing.
Alaska Airlines inked a three-year agreement for quick engine change kits and tailored parts package to support its Boeing 737 fleet.
Boeing Global Services states that this is the carrier’s “largest consumable and expendable services agreement”.
“Throughout the term of this three-year agreement, Boeing anticipates the shipment of nearly 800,000 parts and four Quick Engine Change kits, which will be used to configure spare engines to allow for quick return of an airplane to service when an engine needs to be repaired or replaced,” Boeing adds.
As for ANA, it has signed for ten quick engine change kits for its 767 fleet. The Star Alliance carrier has also inked an agreement to install a 787-9 galley facility at its training centre.
Boeing Global Services did not indicate the total value of these contracts.
Ted Colbert, president and chief executive of the unit, says: “As airlines and operators continue to respond to the current challenges facing the global air travel industry, our partners are moving forward, integrating creative solutions to continue connecting people around the world.”
“Boeing is working closely with our customers around the world, delivering the customised solutions they need to improve operational efficiency, support their fleets, and reduce their costs,” Colbert adds.