All Nippon Airways signs for Safran’s NacelleLife nacelle support on A380 jetliner fleet
Singapore, September 25, 2019
Safran Nacelles today signed a NacelleLife™ support contract with All Nippon Airways covering this carrier’s three Airbus A380 jetliners.
This 10-year agreement will allow All Nippon Airways (ANA) to benefit from OEM*-guaranteed maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions based on in-service experience at Safran Nacelles repair stations. The airline will also have access to Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of spare parts and components, as well as the positioning of a spare nacelle air inlet at Honolulu. Providing the spare air inlet ensures on-site availability at ANA’s destination in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
ANA is Japan’s largest airline and the latest A380 operator, receiving its first two of three aircraft earlier this year for use on the popular route between Tokyo and Honolulu in the U.S. Hawaiian Islands.
“We are proud and honoured to support and serve All Nippon Airways, joining the growing number of airlines that benefit from NacelleLife™, with our coverage tailored to this carrier’s specific needs on its Japan-Hawaii operations,” said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles' Executive Vice President - Customer Support & Services.
Tatsuhiko Mitsukura, ANA’s Executive Vice President, Member of the Board - Engineering & Maintenance Center, added: “Aircraft availability is vital to our passenger services, and Safran Nacelles’ NacelleLife™ coverage ensures nacelle support that fully meets ANA’s needs – both at Tokyo and Honolulu.”
Safran Nacelles’ is the original equipment manufacturer for the A380’s engine nacelles, and its NacelleLife™ program offers complete coverage for these flight systems with responsive, cost-effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimizing repair costs.
Safran Nacelles’ service package offers airlines and lessors a maintenance service adapted to their most specific requirements for one or all steps in the life cycle of their fleets, from pre-entry into service for an aircraft until it is withdrawn from, or returned to, operation.
Since the launch of NacelleLife™ in 2018, Safran Nacelles has signed more than 10 contracts for the program with several Asian, European, American and more operators.
*OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with over 21,700 products in service, and over 140,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 122 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
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