Hainan Airlines has signed a 10-year agreement with GE Aerospace for systems support across its Boeing 787 fleet.

GE Aerospace will provide support from its Singapore and Brisbane, Australia facilities, providing an optimized solution for through-life support for Hainan’s fleet of 38 aircraft.

The agreement covers GE Aerospace’s B787 content, including the open architecture core computing and networking system, as well as repairs, stock holding, inventory management, program management, configuration control, engineering change control, technical documentation, obsolescence management, and reliability trend analysis.

“This agreement is a flexible services program designed to reduce operator costs and maximize aircraft availability,” said Matt Burns, general manager for Avionics with GE Aerospace. “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.”

“We are clearly feeling the B787 fleet support level is much higher, now that the agreement is in place with GE,” added Long CHEN, vice manager of spares procurement centre of purchasing department, Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. “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.”

GE’s Integrated Logistics Management and Performance-Based Logistics programs provide tailored services to meet the customer’s specific requirements, such as improved parts availability, shortened supply chain, improved operational efficiency, and reduced life-cycle costs.

GE also has services and support programs with China Southern, Air China, Singapore Airlines and Emirates covering GE Aerospace’s Systems products.

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