Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation to provide maintenance for the systems aboard its fleet of 35 Boeing 787 aircraft. The agreement lasts for 10 years with an option to extend for a further decade, and is valued at approximately US$350 million. Under the agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand will provide inventory support services, repair services, logistics and technical cooperation for the electric power system, air management system, nitrogen generation system, emergency power system, and primary and remote power distribution systems of JAL’s Dreamliner fleet.
“Hamilton Sundstrand is honoured to be selected to provide maintenance support for its systems to yet another 787 airline and to build upon its long-standing relationship with JAL,” said Matthew Bromberg, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service’s Vice President & General Manager. “This selection completes an extensive 18-month technical and commercial evaluation by JAL, and illustrates the value proposition offered by our CARE programme.”
Hamilton Sundstrand is the largest systems supplier on the 787 with approximately 1,300 individual parts per aircraft.
“As JAL implements its new support strategy, compelling service programmes like this will help JAL minimise maintenance costs and continue its industry leading dispatch reliability,” said Nobuhiro Sato, JAL’s Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance. “We are confident that working directly with an OEM that has significant systems content on the 787 will play a key role in the operational success of this aircraft in JAL’s fleet.”
Pictured front row (from left): Nobuhiro Sato, executive officer, engineering & maintenance, president of JAL engineering; Michael Ford, vice president, asset management programs, Hamilton Sundstrand; Hisao Taguchi, executive officer, purchasing, JAL.
Back row (from left): Takahiro Abe, vice president, purchasing department II, JAL; Takuya Tsukaguchi, manager, aircraft and engine components purchasing, JAL; Hiroki Goto, manager, contracts group, JAL; Jeffrey LaBranche, general manager, asset management programs, Asia Pacific, Hamilton Sundstrand; Takaaki Inoue, director, aircraft and engine components purchasing, JAL; Masahito Furuya, senior field service representative (writer), Hamilton Sundstrand; and Kazuomi Mizoguchi, senior director, aircraft and engine components purchasing, JAL