Meggitt has secured a three-year contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide engine component maintenance and repair services for the airline’s Boeing 737s, 767s, and 777s.
The work will take place at Meggitt’s expanded facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace park, says the MRO firm. It adds that the deal could lead to additional cooperation on component distribution.
“This is an exciting time for JAL, with the recent launch of their low cost airline that promises to provide an affordable gateway to Asia, Europe and the Americas,” says Stewart Watson, president of Meggitt’s services & support division in the Asia-Pacific.
“We look forward to supporting Japan Airlines as they grow their global passenger numbers, providing the world class levels of service that have cemented our relationship and will continue to do so.”
The company did not provide financial details of the deal.
Cirium fleets data indicates that JAL operates 48 737s, 32 767s, and 32 777s.
The airline plans to launch a new long-haul, low-cost carrier called Zipair with 10 787s.