Cathay Pacific has renewed its service contract with Safran Nacelles covering the full support of the thrust reversers for their 51 Airbus A330ceo.

In addition, Safran Nacelles has also been selected by Cathay Pacific and its wholly owned subsidiary HK Express for the support of the nacelles of their 32 Airbus A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines. Both contracts have been signed for five years.

Chinese operation

Regarding their Airbus A321neo fleet, both airlines will have access to Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles assets, as well as repair solutions provided by its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre in Suzhou, China.

As for their Airbus A330ceo fleet, Cathay Pacific will benefit from the overhaul of thrust reversers during scheduled maintenance. Safran Nacelles will also provide one-off repairs as part of unscheduled maintenance. The airline will be supported by Safran Nacelles’s experts of the MRO centre in Suzhou, China who will be able to quickly intervene on wing for inspections.

Legacy and next generation aircraft

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, said: “I am delighted that the Cathay Pacific Group is renewing its trust in Safran Nacelles for the maintenance and the support of their A321neo nacelles and A330ceo thrust reversers. We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Cathay Pacific’s needs for legacy as well as next generation of aircraft.”

Glenn Hodgson, Cathay Pacific´s Head of Procurement, Powerplant & Engineering Services, added: “Our priority is providing best-in-class service to our customers. These agreements will not only ensure asset availability but also reactivity through Safran Nacelles’ strategic storage locations.”
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