Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing Sign 787 Landing Gear Exchange Deal
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have solidified a contract agreement for the Boeing 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program. The agreement was signed at the just concluded Farnborough Air Show.
The new contract includes 19 Boeing 787-8 landing gear exchanges. With this new service, Ethiopian Airlines will receive predictable pricing, reduced inventory investment, and instant access to Boeing’s global inventory and will complement the parts support program in place for the 787 and 777.
“We are pleased to sign an agreement with Boeing for the repair and exchange service of Boeing 787 landing gears,” said Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
“This year marks 10 years since Ethiopian Airlines introduced the 787 platform, and this landing gear exchange is part of our long-term strategic relationship between Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines.”
Additionally, Ethiopian has signed for Boeing’s Airplane Health Management (AHM) service for their 787 and 737-8 fleets.
“We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with Ethiopian Airlines with landing gear exchanges that deliver the support Ethiopian requires for its 787-8s and by bringing Airplane Health Management to Ethiopian’s 737-8 and 787 fleets, said Stephanie Pope, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services.
Boeing’s Landing Gear Exchange Program is a cost-effective landing gear solution for customers seeking to streamline the repair and overhaul process.
Boeing’s program offers inventory, engineering support and provides a single source for overhauled and certified landing gear that meets the customer’s requirements and industry standards.
AHM is a digital solution enabling airlines to reduce unscheduled maintenance via real-time fault forwarding and customizable, analytics-driven diagnostic tools. The service provides major value across various airline functions including maintenance control, line maintenance and supply chain management.
Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's largest airline. With a modern fleet of over 120 aircraft, including 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airline flies to more than 130 destinations across five continents.