South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide components support, securing the highest service level for daily A330 operations. This latest selection by Asiana Airlines re-affirms its confidence in Airbus’ Flight Hour Services, less than a year after signing an FHS contract for its A380s.
The FHS Components agreement, which will run for 10 years, provides an extensive scope of A330 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare parts availability through pool access service, on-site stock at customer main base and selected outstations, as well as repair service to Asiana Airlines.
Mr. Sang-Woo Noh, SVP Purchasing & Legal Affairs at Asiana Airlines said: “With the experience and professional Flight Hour Services support already being demonstrated by Airbus on our A380 fleet, we are confident that this new Airbus FHS Component contract will likewise ensure the highest A330 operational performance.”
Didier Lux, EVP Customer Services at Airbus said: “This new agreement is a major step to build on our existing relationship with Asiana Airlines and is proof of its confidence in the Airbus FHS solution. We are extremely proud that another world-class airline has reaffirmed its trust in the quality of our technical and competitive services.”
Asiana Airlines is a major Airbus customer. The carrier currently operates 33 single aisle A320 Family aircraft, 15 twin aisle widebody A330-300s and two double deck A380s. In addition, the carrier has outstanding orders for four more A380s and 30 all-new A350 XWB aircraft for future operation on international and long haul services.
Airbus FHS contracts have now been selected to cover more than 170 aircraft from operators of A320, A330 and A380. Asiana Airlines is the sixth operator to have selected Airbus Flight Hour Services for the A330. This latest contract reinforces Airbus’ strong presence in services market.
Airbus is the world’s leading manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.