Boeing announces close to $1 billion in services orders
Boeing announced it has won just short of $1 billion in orders for services at the Singapore Airshow. The company claims this underlines the strong Asian interest in Boeing's services across its Global Services' portfolio, from parts, to modifications and maintenance, training and professional services, and analytics.
The regional agreements announced by Boeing include:
- An All Nippon Airways contract for 36 landing gear exchanges for the 787.
- An agreement with China Southern Airlines and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) to develop service capabilities for the Boeing Global Fleet Care portfolio, plus better component and composite repair capabilities.
- Malaysia Airlines is to buy 48 landing gear exchanges for the Next-Generation 737. Through the programme, operators receive an overhauled and certified landing gear from an exchange pool maintained by Boeing. Stocked components and supporting parts are shipped within 24 hours.
- Nippon Cargo Airlines signed a five-year agreement to renew Jeppesen charting and electronic flight bag services to optimise navigation and flight operations across its 747 fleet.
- Royal Brunei Airlines signed an agreement for five 787-8 overhead flight crew rest retrofits. The modifications, to be completed at Boeing Shanghai, will allow the carrier to fly the 787-8 airplanes on long-haul routes, giving the operator greater flexibility in how it operates its the fleet.
- SilkAir is to take fleet material services, with Boeing acting as a centralized supplier of parts, for 54 of its 737 MAX and Next-Generation aircraft. The services include Boeing’s Component Services Program and its Integrated Material Management and Customer Furnished Parts.
- Singapore Airlines will use the Electronic Logbook, a flight bag app on, on its 777 and 787 fleet, replacing paper logbooks with digital records to improve operational efficiency and reliability, and reduce schedule interruptions.
- Singapore’s Defense Science and Technology Agency is to engage in collaborative research and experimentation activities, powered by Boeing AnalytX.
Worldwide agreements announced include:
- Alaska Airlines will renew Jeppesen Flight Planning for its 737 fleet.
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines has expanded its use of Boeing’s Component Services Program to support the induction of the new 787 aircraft in August as well as extending component service coverage for its 737 and 777 fleets. Biman now has Component Services Program support for all its airplane models.
- DHL has ordered one 767-300ER Boeing converted freighter to carry high-density cargo on long-range routes, as well as e-commerce cargo on domestic and regional routes.
- Honeywell Aerospace extended Aviall’s product support agreement as the exclusive distributor for Honeywell Aerospace through to 2022, covering interior and exterior lighting equipment for all commercial aftermarket product sales – including indicators, annunciators and more.
- Lufthansa Group signed an agreement for 25 landing gear exchange and overhauls across its 777-200F and 777-300ER fleets for AeroLogic, Lufthansa Cargo and Swiss International Airlines so the operator no longer needs to contract, schedule and manage the overhaul process.
- Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division signed a five-year master distributor agreement with Aviall for its Cleveland Wheels & Brakes product line. Aviall will forecast, warehouse and market through its network, including Parker AWB’s former network of direct distributors.
- Tianjin Air Capital contracted AerData to use Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management, replacing paper documents with digital ones, for a fleet of more than 50 aircraft.
- Tunisair is to integrate Jeppesen Aviator services on iPad into its flight operations, reducing the time pilots spend on data entry and accessing individual apps.