Aircelle signs an engine nacelle support agreement for Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330 jetliner fleet
Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April 10, 2014
Aircelle (Safran) today announced it will support Hawaiian Airlines' growing fleet of Airbus A330s under terms of a 10-year agreement covering pool services for thrust reversers on the jetliners' Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.
In the framework of this contract – announced today at the MRO Americas 2014 conference Aircelle will provide access to large nacelle components for lease by Hawaiian.
The agreement builds on Aircelle's "service catalogue" approach for customers, enabling them to choose support, services and MRO capabilities that are tailored to their specific fleet and operational requirements. The Hawaiian contract reinforces Aircelle's position in the U.S. and North American marketplace for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of jet engine nacelles and their components.
"With the largest pool of Trent 700 thrust reverser components, Aircelle is ready to provide world-class support as Hawaiian grows its A330 fleet and expands the route network," explained Martin Sion, the Chairman and CEO of Aircelle. "This airline also will benefit from Aircelle's global presence for maintenance, repair and overhaul services."
Hawaiian Airlines is the largest and longest-serving carrier for the U.S. state of Hawai'i, with its A330s deployed on long-haul flights to the United States mainland and to Asia-Pacific destinations. It began operating the twin-engine jetliner in 2010, and plans to reach a fleet size of 22 A330s by 2015.
* MRO : Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
About Aircelle (www.aircelle.com)
Aircelle is the second largest nacelle systems provider worldwide, and the leader globally for nacelles on top-of-the-line business jets. A subsidiary of Safran, it employs 3,500 people at seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle provides nacelle systems for all the market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service activity for nacelles and their components.
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