Collins Aerospace is expanding its support agreement for China Southern Airlines fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft with the extended agreement building on the current Dispatch flight hour support agreement for avionics onboard the airline’s aircraft.
Collins Aerospace’s Dispatch avionics service program is said to provide high availability and maximum reliability at a predictable cost. Collins believes the contract extension is likely to reduce China Southern’s operational risk and keep its fleet flying.
Lisa Steffen, vice president for Services and Support at Collins Aerospace, said: “The extension demonstrates China Southern’s trust in Collins Aerospace and our global network of service centers to continue to provide our technical expertise.”
Zeng Xiaoliang, the senior director for Material Management, China Southern, added: “This builds a strong foundation for future collaboration on the Dispatch program and capability building with Collins Aerospace.”
Dispatch delivers critical on-site spares, access to global asset pools, OEM-quality maintenance, and technical assistance for Collins avionics. Under the power-by-the-hour program, Collins Aerospace will support China Southern’s next-generation platforms, along with its existing aircraft.