Popularity of Flight Hour Services growing in Asia-Pacific region
Hong Kong Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services – Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) for its fleet of 21 A350 XWBs. With this latest deal, the number of aircraft covered by an Airbus FHS-TSP solution in the Asia-Pacific raises to over 300 from 13 customers, confirming the popularity of Airbus FHS services in the region and Airbus’ leadership in A350 XWB flight hour services.
The FHS-TSP contract provides integrated and guaranteed services ranging from the supply and repair of components to the manufacturer’s unique Fleet Technical Management service (“Part-M” Engineering services). An on-site Airbus team will manage daily maintenance activities including spares, warehousing, and engineering, ensuring Hong Kong Airlines’ highest aircraft technical dispatch and operations.
Among the three FHS pools of spare parts which Airbus has in Asia, Hong Kong Airlines will benefit from the Hong Kong-based pool which opened in 2016. The other pools are located in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Through this Spares-Pool and Logistics Platform, Airbus will deliver FHS services including guaranteed spare parts availability, maintenance and logistics to A350 XWB FHS customers. With more than 3,800 international flights per week, Hong Kong is an ideal location to enable a rapid response to customers’ operational needs.
Laurent Martinez, Head of Airbus Services said: “We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest FHS-TSP customer in the region. This is the type of partnership we want to continue building in the future, so that any airline can continue to focus on its passengers while we focus on adding value to their operations.”
Hong Kong Airlines ordered 21 A350-900 aircraft, all of which will be delivered by the end of 2020. The airline already has three A350-900s in service, and these are operating on both regional and long-haul routes.