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April 2019

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AFI KLM E&M and Air Côte d'Ivoire recently signed an agreement covering component support for the Ivoirian carrier's four Airbus A319-100s and two A320-200s. The contract covers the future A319neo and A320neo aircraft scheduled to join Air Côte d'Ivoire fleet from 2020. The services delivered by AFI KLM E&M include repairs, spares pool access, the provision of a Main Base Kit and logistics support.


AJW and SmartLynx of Latvia have agreed a new contract to cover the supply of consumables and expendables for the entire SmartLynx fleet and an extension of the existing PBH to cover the airlines rapidly growing A320 fleet.


Lufthansa Technik has signed support contracts with three major Russian passenger and cargo carriers: Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, Ural Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

For Aeroflot, the services comprise MRO events for all Airframe Related Components (ARC) parts of Aeroflot's A320 Family aircraft, including modification services. Lufthansa Technik will also provide pooling services for specific components such as thrust reversers, inlet cowls and fan cowls. In addition, an exclusive home base stock for Aeroflot has been set up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. The provision of services already started in December 2018. For the first time, A-Technics, the MRO provider of Aeroflot Group in Moscow, is defined as the dedicated subcontractor for all ARC MRO activities within their capability.

Ural Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for 14 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and extended the existing agreement to support the addition of Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet. Component MRO is performed under the terms of a Total Component Support (TCS) agreement and complemented by pooling services. The phase-in of the new aircraft is scheduled to begin this year. For optimum supply, the home base of the Russian carrier in Ekaterinburg will be appropriately enlarged with components for the new aircraft types. Component repairs will be performed within the Lufthansa Technik network, mainly at the Hamburg facility.


AirBridgeCargo Airlines has assigned Lufthansa Technik under a long-term Total Component Support (TCS) agreement for its six Boeing 747-400F freighters. Lufthansa Technik will perform comprehensive component services covering a list of approximately 1,400 parts, including leasing services for home base components.


PDQ Airspares has signed a three-year consignment agreement with ST Aerospace Services Company (SASCO); a Surplus to Revenue Smartwings of the Czech Republic to dispose of surplus Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 material, which will be located in the new PDQ Poland facility in 2Q19; a Surplus to Revenue agreement with General Electric Malaysia for a package of CFM 56 spares; and a Consumable Care Support Agreement with Blue Air of Romania, with fixed pricing for Boeing consumable and expendable materials.


Satair has signed a multi-year IMS contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a long- term, fully-integrated end-to-end supply chain package covering expendable material for the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A350s. The service will commence from June 2019 in line with the delivery of the first of 31 A350XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s plus options for a further 25 aircraft) on order with the airline. The service to be provided by Satair will be covering all airframe expendables for the aircraft, and will be provided through an on-site stock to JAL. The service includes planning, sourcing, purchasing, logistics and inventory management.


SR Technics has renewed a wheels and brakes service contract with its longstanding customer Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) covering its Airbus fleet for the next five years. The new agreement covers the maintenance and availability of wheels and brakes for both SWISS and Edelweiss Airbus A320, A330 and A340 fleets. All maintenance work will take place at the SR Technics wheels and brakes shop in Zurich which has provided reliable services for many years.

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