Oman Air first to include propulsion support in a 787 Dreamliner services package
iT-News (Boeing ) – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced an agreement to provide custom services from the Boeing Global Fleet Care portfolio to Oman Air. The agreement, which provides Line Replaceable Unit support for 787 Dreamliner engines, builds on the foundation of a previously contracted Component Services Program with the airline in 2015 and strengthens the services commitment.
“The ability to customize our propulsion support will augment our overall maintenance operations flexibility for our fleet,” said Ali Redha Al-Lawatiya, executive vice president – engineering and maintenance, Oman Air. “It is a great addition to our long-term partnership”.
Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will support Line Replaceable Units for the 787 engines of the Oman Air Dreamliner fleet. A Line Replaceable Unit is a component that is designed to be replaced quickly during maintenance or overhaul, such as a hydraulic pump or an integrated drive generator. The agreement covers 10 years of service.
“Our work with Oman Air is a great example of how Global Services is providing flexibility to meet our customers’ fleet care and propulsion needs with custom service offerings” said David Longridge, vice president of Commercial Services Sales for Boeing Global Services. “This agreement demonstrates how the Global Fleet Care portfolio serves the airline with tailored solutions”.
The Component Services Program includes exchange and repair services that increase efficiency in managing high-value rotable parts, components, and line-replaceable units (LRU). Boeing and its partners own, manage, and maintain a global exchange pool inventory for convenient airline access.
About Oman Air
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, was founded in 1993 and has evolved into an acclaimed international luxury airline certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating for the Quality of its Onboard product and service. Oman Air is committed to the basic objective of providing safe, reliable and profitable air transport services for passengers and cargo as well as other aviation related services. Headquartered at Muscat International Airport in Muscat, Oman, Oman Air has a fleet of 47 aircraft flying to over 50 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.
About Boeing Global Services
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.