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Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) has signed a letter
of intent with Cathay Pacific Airways to provide long-term Inventory
Technical Management (ITM) services for the airline's fleet of ten new
Boeing 747-8 Freighters.
ITM is part of HAECO's technical total-care management solutions,
and includes asset management, reliability management, supply-chain
management, technical service, and comprehensive 24/7 Aircraft-
on-Ground support. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered
between 2011 and 2013.
The preliminary agreement signals HAECO and Cathay Pacific's
intention to enter into a full contract prior to the Boeing 747-8Fs' entry
into service. It also allows certain time-critical activities, such as inventory
provisioning, to take place in parallel with the final stages of aircraft
Cathay Pacific will help HAECO in establishing strategic partnerships
with relevant original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), enabling
the company to act as an integrator, providing the complete range of
services to the airline. "The efficiencies resulting from pooling inventory
resources will give HAECO the competitive advantage to capture
additional third-party business opportunities for the Boeing 747-8 ITM
service in the future," HAECO says.
"HAECO has been Cathay Pacific's strategic partner in the provision
of technical maintenance since the airline's earliest days," says Augustus
Tang, the MRO provider's chief executive officer. "This collaboration
augurs well for HAECO's long-term strategy to offer the ITM service as
part of our total-care solution to our valued customers. It reinforces
our position as a comprehensive maintenance and repair organisation
(MRO) in Asia, and upholds Hong Kong's position as the region's premier
aviation hub." -- Andrzej Jeziorski
HAECO signs ITM agreement
with Cathay for Boeing 747-8F
NEWS IN BRIEF
EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & Engineering (EGME) and aircraft spares specialist A J
Walter Aviation (AJW) are working together to support the newly established Air
Arabia Egyptian fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. AJW is providing spares leasing and
power-by-the-hour support. This new airline is jointly owned by Air Arabia in Sharjah
and the Travco Group, Egypt's largest tourism company. EGME is a market leader in
the Middle-East and Africa for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of commercial
aircraft, their engines and components. It currently supports over 70 airlines
including the airline, cargo and express operations of Star Alliance member Egyptair.
In recent months EGME has renewed its European approval and signed a joint
venture agreement with Rolls-Royce to establish Egypt Aero Management Services.
HAWKER BEECHCRAFT Services (HBS) announced on 5 May that engineering
is complete for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS)
upgrade on Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The company's first article installation is well
underway at its Wichita service centre, with a second installation scheduled to begin
in July. First article completion and system certification is expected over the summer.
With a number of 1900 operators expressing interest in IDS, HBS is establishing the
infrastructure to support both domestic and international customers.
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