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GE Aerospace Signs Boeing 787 Avionics Services Agreement with Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines has today signed a 10-year services agreement with GE Aerospace for Boeing 787 avionics support services across the carrier’s fleet of 38 Boeing 787 Family airplanes.

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (October 10, 2023), GE Aerospace announced the signing of a new 10-year Boeing 787 avionics services agreement with Hainan Airlines. The contract includes GE Aerospace’s avionics systems content and capabilities, as well as open architecture core computing and networking system, and covers the carrier’s 38-strong Dreamliner Family fleet. GE Aerospace’s program for Hainan Airlines B787 fleet will provide an optimized solution for through-life support, including repairs, stock holding, inventory and program management, configuration control, engineering change control, technical documentation and obsolescence management, as well as reliability trend analysis.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Hainan Airlines’ Vice Manager of Spares Procurement Center of the Purchasing Department, Mr. Long Chen, said,

“We are clearly feeling the B787 fleet support level is much higher, now that the agreement is in place with GE. GE arranges all possible resources from Singapore and Australia to support Hainan Airlines’ AOG, and the response time and efficiency are greatly improved. We look forward to close collaboration with GE Aerospace and making the B787 contract an example program that demonstrates the cooperation between Hainan Airlines and GE.”

Also commenting on the new B787 services contract, GE Aerospace’s General Manager for Avionics, Matt Burns, said,

“This agreement is a flexible services program designed to reduce operator costs and maximize aircraft availability. We will provide Hainan with the services solutions that best fit their needs so they can focus on the business of operating and sustaining a rapidly growing global airline.”

Expanding Hainan Airlines’ minimal B787 parts inventory, GE Aerospace will provide pool parts availability to the carrier’s headquarters in Haikou and their outstations. In addition to the new agreement with Hainan Airlines, GE also has services and support programs in place with Air China, China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Emirates.

GE Aerospace is a world leader in the production of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft, and operates a global service network to support these offerings. The company and their joint ventures have an installed base of over 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines.

Source: GE Aerospace


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