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  • Joe Breitfeller

Boeing Finalizes Supply Chain and Digital Solutions Agreements With Leading Asia-Pacific Customers

Boeing announced from the Singapore Airshow last Wednesday the finalization of supply chain and digital solutions agreements with numerous Asia-Pacific Airline Customers. The company secured global supply chain agreements with ANA, Cathay Pacific and Xiamen.

Asia-Pacific Customers Sign Boeing Supply Chain Solutions Agreements - Courtesy Boeing

On Wednesday (February 12, 2020) Boeing announced the finalization of agreements for supply chain solutions with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Cathay Pacific and Xiamen Airlines. In a separate press release, Boeing also announced the finalization of digital solutions agreements with Vistara, Air Tahiti Nui, Bamboo Airways, Sichuan Airlines and Virgin Australia Group.

Boeing Supply Chain Solutions

ANA - Japan’s largest airline expanded an agreement for consumable and expendable services for their entire fleet.

Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong’s home carrier renewed multi-year agreement for consumable and expendable services, building on a long-term Boeing partnership for inventory management and spare parts.

Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) – EGAT, an MRO with a longstanding partnership with EVA Air and General Electric signed a multi-year Tailored Parts Package agreement which will support their MRO operations for their portfolio of global airline customers.

HAECO – A leading MRO, HAECO expanded their agreement for expendable parts and consumables support, including additional supply chain solutions.

Xiamen Airlines – The Chinese carrier signed a three-year Tailored Parts Package agreement to support their entire fleet of Boeing 737 NGs and 787 Dreamliners.

KAEMS – A growing MRO, KAEMS reached an agreement with Boeing for an integrated inventory management solution for consumables and expendable parts.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Boeing’s President & CEO – Global Services, Ted Colbert said,

“Boeing is committed to providing our customers with the support and services necessary to improve airplane performance and streamline operations in the fastest growing aviation markets. We are proud of the recent agreements with our partners in the Asia-Pacific region, meeting the demand we are seeing for more integrated solutions.”

Asia-Pacific Customers Sign Boeing Digital Solutions Agreements - Courtesy Boeing

Boeing Digital Solutions

Vistara – The Indian carrier is a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and the Tata Group. Vistara signed an agreement for multiple services to support the entry into service of their new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The selected services include the Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox and Airplane Health Management Tools. The tools, which are powered by Boeing AnalytX provide real-time custom alerting and fleet data to enhance maintenance capabilities. Vistara also signed a five-year agreement for Jeppesen Crew Rostering and Boeing alertness model tools.

Air Tahiti Nui – Air Tahiti Nui signed a multi-year Boeing Airplane Heath Management agreement which provides real-time maintenance and engineering data for their 787 fleet.

Bamboo Airways – Bamboo will support their 787 fleet with several digital solutions including the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB), Electronic Document Browser and Onboard Performance tool capabilities.

Sichuan Airlines – Sichuan signed a multi-year Jeppesen JetPlanner Pro services agreement to help them optimize routes and create efficient flight plans in complex airspace environments.

Virgin Australia Group – Virgin Australia reached a seven-year agreement for the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro EFB as well as digital navigation chart services.

Further commenting from the Singapore Airshow last week, Boeing's Mr. Colbert added,

“We continue to work closely with our Asia-Pacific airline customers to understand their unique operating requirements, as they continue to expand in this dynamic region of the world. Our digital services enhance efficiency across all phases of flight, eliminate paper-based flight materials and create operational bottom-line advantages for our customers in a highly competitive business environment.”

Boeing is the largest aerospace company in the world and a premier provider of commercial airplanes, defense and security systems, as well as global services. The company is the largest U.S. exporter, supporting government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employing more than 160,000 team members worldwide.

Source: Boeing