British Airways, an International Airlines Group company, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide aircraft inventory support for its A380 fleet of aircraft.
The FHS agreement, which will run for 15 years, provides an extensive scope of A380 line replaceable units (LRUs), spare parts, repairs and logistics services to British Airways Engineering. In addition, it will feature the deployment of a non-exclusive pool of A380 LRU spare parts at London Heathrow Airport, the major A380 hub in Europe.
Garry Copeland, Director of Engineering at British Airways said: “This long-term commitment recognises our confidence in Airbus to deliver the best possible service to future British Airways customers on A380 daily operations around the world.”
Didier Lux, EVP Customer Services at Airbus said: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways as our first A380 FHS customer in Europe. This strengthens both our worldwide market position and ability to expand our presence in this area.”
British Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 80 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. British Airways has ordered 12 A380s, which are scheduled for delivery from 2013 onwards.
The Airbus FHS portfolio today includes half a dozen customers (operators of A330, A340, and A380 aircraft), all benefiting from outstanding operational performance.