Boeing Global Services Announces Numerous Orders and Agreements in Support of Airline Customers
Boeing announced on Sunday that they have received several services orders and secured new agreements that will help airlines streamline their operations. Customers include Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Vistara and others.
Today (July 19, 2020) Boeing announced that their Boeing Global Services division has received numerous orders for supply chain and digital solutions from a host of global carriers. Alaska Airlines signed their largest-ever consumable and expendable agreement which includes a multi-year Tailored Parts Package as well as Quick Engine Change Kits to support their 737 fleet. The parts package includes 2,900 SKUs and over the term of the agreement Boeing expects to ship around 800,000 parts and four Quick Engine Change kits. The kits will allow Alaska Airlines to configure spare engines for rapid engine change outs, and reduced return to service (RTS) times for aircraft needing engine repair or replacement. Japan’s largest carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), also placed an order for the installation of a 787-9 training galley at their new training center as well as ten 767 Quick Engine Change kits. In Sunday’s news release, Boeing Global Services’ CEO, Ted Colbert said,
“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 customized solutions they need to improve to improve operational efficiency, support their fleets, and reduce their costs.”
Boeing further secured agreements for data-driven solutions from Xiamen Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airlines. The three carriers have signed agreements to acquire Boeing’s Optimized Maintenance Program that combines advanced data analytics with Boeing’s expertise in engineering. The program helps airlines achieve greater aircraft availability through more efficient maintenance operations. The Optimized Maintenance Program has been delivered to 24 carriers in support of a fleet of 2,519 Boeing Aircraft.
Additionally, a number of airlines in China have signed agreements for Boeing Digital Solutions including Suparna Airlines, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, West Air, Guangxi Air, Urumqi Air and Air Changan. Boeing’s Digital Solutions enhance operational efficiency, further streamline paperless flight deck operations and optimize flight planning capabilities. Two-thirds of global airlines utilize Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) flight charting and navigation apps daily. Additionally, Boeing provides tailored charting for nearly 75 percent of the commercial market and digital navigation data to over 58 percent of global airlines. Finally, Indian carrier Vistara has signed a multi-year agreement, adding Crew Pairing to their Boeing Global Services crew solutions suite. The Crew Pairing software will help Vistara optimize their approximately 1,100 crew members across the carrier’s fleet of 40 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft.
Boeing (NYSE:BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and will continue investing in their people for future growth.