Emirates, the world’s biggest A380 operator, has said it is doubling down its investments to maintain and improve operational efficiency of its superjumbo fleet.
The carrier said it was committed to the aircraft well into the next decade and was seeking to maximise fleet performance and reliability.
The airline has signed agreements worth over $1.5 billion at the Dubai Airshow, with an expanded network of providers and partners to deliver superior aviation aftermarket and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.
Emirates will rely on partners including Honeywell, Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Safran, Lufthansa Technik, OEM Services, Gameco, Haeco, and others to optimise its A380 fleet’s lifespan and “unlock additional operational efficiency gains”.
Emirates’ partners will provide a range of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, parts provisioning, component repairs, and as well as technical support.
Emirates A380 commitment
“The work, already underway, is in line with the airline’s commitment to quality, and ensures customers can enjoy its signature onboard products and services for years to come,” the carrier said.
In parallel with the work being carried out to maintain its A380 fleet, the airline continues to progress with retrofit programme, worth $2 billion.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The A380 has been and will continue to be very much part of the Emirates story.
“Its size and capacity has allowed Emirates to unlock growth at some of the world’s busiest airports, opened new opportunities for travellers, and substantially raised standards for passenger comfort.
“Our continued commitment to and confidence in the A380 are why we’re investing heavily to keep the fleet in optimal shape and pristine condition.
“The A380 will remain core to our network and customer proposition for the next decade, and we want to ensure our fleet is in tip-top shape.”
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