flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, signed a multi-year agreement for parts provisioning and Quick Engine Change (QEC) kits to support the all-Boeing flydubai fleet. These new contracts will enable flydubai to support more efficient maintenance processes and control inventory costs.
With the tailored parts package solution from Boeing, flydubai will be able to reduce their overall costs and assure inventory availability, helping the airline continue to achieve a high level of on-time reliability for their passengers. A single parts supply base and local distribution network will also help to reduce parts logistics challenges.
The Boeing Quick Engine Change (QEC) kit is an assortment of hardware and components used to build up a spare engine to a service-ready configuration. The kit is configured and packaged to conform to engine build sequence, thus reducing installation time by up to 20% and reducing overall engineering time by up to 400 hours. A QEC-provisioned spare engine enables operators facing an unplanned engine removal to significantly shorten the time span for an AOG (aircraft-on-ground) event.
“As we begin to see the demand for travel returning, ensuring that our passengers arrive at their destination without delay is of utmost importance,” said Captain Chris Grazel, Chief Operating Officer at flydubai. “With this agreement, we are confident that Boeing will provide the parts we need to continue to run swift and cost-effective maintenance operations and ensure the readiness of our fleet.”
“Our customers who have adopted the QEC kit service have seen significant engine maintenance cost and time savings,” said William Ampofo, vice president of Parts, Distribution Services, and Supply Chain, Boeing Global Services. “When you combine that with the extended parts agreement, these two service offerings will help flydubai realize cost savings, more reliable inventory planning, and improved schedule reliability. Boeing parts solutions ensure customers have ready access to parts whenever and wherever they’re needed, making it possible for customers to keep up with the rapid pace of changing operations.”
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations served by a fleet of 54 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:
An expanding network: Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 54 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 17 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009. For all our latest news, please visit the flydubai Newsroom.
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