COMMERCIAL / TECHNOLOGY
Boeing last week announced orders and agreements with leading Asia-Pacific airlines for digital and supply chain solutions to enhance airline crew situational awareness and provide cost savings across fleet-wide operations.
The new orders and agreements include an agreement with IndiGo to integrate Jeppesen Ops Control and Tail Assignment solutions to optimise crew schedule management and manage aircraft more efficiently.
Cathay Pacific and Philippine Airlines have signed agreements for Boeing 777 Performance Improvement Package 2.0 to support their 777-300ER fleets. This includes a number of recommended aircraft modifications, associated retrofit parts kits and accompanying service bulletins to implement aerodynamic improvements that improve aircraft fuel efficiency and payload/range capability, without requiring the airline to make significant operational policy or procedural changes.
Shandong Airlines has signed a multi-year agreement to renew Jeppesen NavData services for enhanced operational efficiency. Shenzhen Airlines has agreed to a multi-year renewal contract for Jeppesen tailored electronic flight information services.
Boeing also announced Peach Aviation has become the first Japanese airline to introduce Jeppesen Airport Moving Map capabilities to streamline paperless operations in the flight deck.
Malaysia Airlines has signed its first consumables and expendables services agreement, which appoints Boeing as an integrated supply chain solution provider for global consumables and expendables management support.
Lastly, Skymark Airlines has signed an aft flap exchange programme agreement to support its fleet of 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This programme eliminates the need for operators to contract, schedule and manage the flap modification process.
Stan Deal, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services said: “We continue to establish and grow relationships in this key region of the world, working closely with our Asia-Pacific customers to understand their unique operating requirements. We’re evolving our digital services and parts support to meet our customers’ needs while increasing the efficiency of their operations.”
According to Boeing’s 2019 Services Market Outlook, the Asia-Pacific commercial aviation services market is projected to grow by 5% annually over the next twenty years into a $3.4 billion aviation services market by 2038.