Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines has selected Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its growing A330neo fleet.
Having introduced 4 A330-900s in 2022 with another 4 to be added in 2023, Airbus’ FHS helps STARLUX secure fleet entry-into-service through an easy maintenance set-up with access to an established industrial infrastructure maximising aircraft availability.
The multi-year contract will see STARLUX benefiting from services including on-site-stock at their main base at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, access to Airbus’ mutualised spares pools as well as components engineering and repair services around the world.
Airbus will guarantee spare parts availability, generating value through increased fleet availability and operating maintenance costs savings.
STARLUX is the first airline to operate a fleet featuring the A321neo, A330neo and A350 thus demonstrating the advantages of Airbus’ unique fleet commonality that drives operational costs down while providing flexibility to match capacity with demand.
Fly Gangwon has also signed for Airbus Flight Hour Services to support its A330 fleet.
Under the agreement, Airbus’ FHS solution offers the highest standards of aircraft technical dispatch and operations, and supports the South Korean low-cost carrier in areas of component availability and repair, as well as fleet technical management to optimise aircraft availability and guarantee on-time performance.
The multi-year, maintenance-by-the-hour contract covers integrated component services, including on-site stock, pool access, and repair services. The airline will also benefit from Airbus’ engineering expertise and FHS local representatives in Korea to support the daily maintenance activities.
Fly Gangwon became a new A330 operator when it took delivery of the aircraft, a -200 variant, in November 2022. The A330 began operations in February this year flying domestically. Fly Gangwon will extend A330 services to regional destinations, including points in South East Asia and subsequently long-haul services to Europe and the west coast of North America.
“We are pleased to announce this new agreement with Fly Gangwon following the recent entry-into-service of their A330. With the A330, Fly Gangwon will be able to increase capacity and open new routes across the Asia region. Under the FHS agreement, Airbus will provide the highest level of engineering and maintenance support to ensure optimum operational efficiency,” said Raymond Lim, Airbus Head of Customer Services for Asia-Pacific.
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