Oct 11, 2023
GE Aerospace announced a 10-year services agreement with Hainan Airlines for systems support across its Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement includes GE Aerospace’s Avionics Systems content and capabilities.
“We are clearly feeling the B787 fleet support level is much higher, now that the agreement is in place with GE,” said Mr. Long CHEN, Vice Manager of Spares Procurement Center of Purchasing Department, Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. “GE arranges all possible resources from Singapore and Australia to support Hainan Airlines’ AOG, and the response time and efficiency are greatly improved. We look forward to close collaboration with GE Aerospace and making the B787 contract an example program that demonstrates the cooperation between Hainan Airlines and GE.”
The agreement covers GE Aerospace’s B787 content, including the open architecture core computing and networking system in support of Hainan Airlines’ fleet of 38 aircraft. GE Aerospace will provide the support from Singapore and its new facility in Brisbane, Australia.
“This agreement is a flexible services program designed to reduce operator costs and maximize aircraft availability,” said Matt Burns, general manager for Avionics with GE Aerospace. “We will provide Hainan with the services solutions that best fit their needs so they can focus on the business of operating and sustaining a rapidly growing global airline.”
The program for Hainan Airlines’ B787 fleet will provide an optimized solution for through-life support and includes repairs, stock holding, inventory management, program management, configuration control, engineering change control, technical documentation, obsolescence management, and reliability trend analysis.
Building on the airline’s minimal B787 parts inventory, GE Aerospace will provide availability from its pool of B787 components to Hainan Airlines’ headquarters in Haikou and its outstations.
GE has developed a number of Integrated Logistics Management and Performance-Based Logistics programs as part of its services offering. Each component of the program is tailored to meet the customer’s specific requirements, such as improved parts availability, shortened supply chain, improved operational efficiency, and reduced life-cycle costs.
GE also has services and support programs with China Southern, Air China, Singapore Airlines and Emirates covering GE Aerospace’s Systems products.