Spairliners partners Lufthansa Technik and Air France Industries (stand 421, Hall A; stand 411, Hall A) say their A380 spares-support joint venture is on track to support the first operators when they take delivery of their aircraft before the end of the year.
Jean-Luc Fattelay W250The company’s first employees have been hired for its Hamburg headquarters, which is responsible for stock management management, customer service and aircraft on the ground support. An operations centre in Paris will host the central stock of parts and handle logistics management. Spares will be dispatched by air from Paris Charles de Gaulle.
Spairliners will also offer spares maintenance, repair and overhaul through Air France Industries’ new EOLE facility near Paris Orly and Lufthansa Technik’s component shop in Hamburg.
Spairliners plans to set up a spares holding in the region to meet the needs of the seven Asia-Pacific carriers that have so far ordered 49 A380s. “With fleets mainly in single figures, these airlines are natural candidates for participation in a global network,” says chief executive Jean-Luc Fattelay. “They will benefit not only from shorter delivery times, but also from the buying power of a strong provider like Spairliners.”
In the past few months the company has held workshops with the first wave of A380 operators. “We were able to show them that our concept translates into maximum aircraft availability, a substantially reduced administrative workload and lower operating costs,” says Fattelay. “This year the early operators will decide on their spares strategy – we’re convinced that many of them will select our package.”

Source: Flight Daily News