EgyptAir, Boeing strengthen partnership
EgyptAir and Boeing have announced new agreements at the Dubai Air Show 2019 that will provide the Cairo-based flag carrier with global access to critical aircraft components.
EgyptAir will receive Landing Gear Exchange and overhaul support through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange Program. The program provides flexible exchange solutions that allow customers to quickly repair and replace unserviceable landing gear in under 24 hours. Boeing will also supply parts for a Quick Engine Change kit, which includes hardware and components used to efficiently build up a spare engine to service-ready condition in order to lower the maintenance time required to replace an engine and return aircraft to service.
"EgyptAir is optimising operations for our growing fleet, which includes a sixth 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, to always deliver a better experience for our customers," said Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company. "We are able to leverage the strength of a global supply chain network and increase efficiency by continuing to partner with Boeing."
EgyptAir's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) subsidiary, EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering (EGME), also signed a supplier agreement that will allow EGME to support Boeing's customers with parts provisioning, engineering support and line maintenance.
"EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering brings strong technical expertise with locations across the Middle East and Africa that enable us to better serve our customers in the region," said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. "Our customers rely on us to keep their airplanes in revenue service. With our global supplier network, which now includes EGME, we help make sure that our customers and their passengers fly Boeing airplanes with confidence every single day."
In the company's Service Market Outlook, Boeing forecasts rapid growth in the Middle East region's commercial and government aviation services market, doubling the growth rate in North America.
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