Growing demand for services prompts APAC airlines to sign agreements with Boeing
Sep 25, 2019: Several Asia-Pacific airlines have signed up with Boeing Global Services for digital and supply chain solutions, in order to support the growing demand for services in the region.
These digital and supply chain solutions enhance airline crew situational awareness and provide cost savings across fleet-wide operations.
According to Boeing’s 2019 Services Market Outlook, the Asia-Pacific commercial aviation services market is projected to grow by 5 percent annually over the next twenty years into a $3.4 billion aviation services market by 2038.
“We continue to establish and grow relationships in this key region of the world, working closely with our Asia-Pacific customers to understand their unique operating requirements,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services.
“We’re evolving our digital services and parts support to meet our customers’ needs while increasing the efficiency of their operations.”
New orders and agreements include:
- Interglobe Aviation (IndiGo), a leading low cost carrier in India, has signed an agreement to integrate Jeppesen Ops Control and Tail Assignment solutions to optimise crew schedule management and manage aircraft more efficiently. Ops Control allows IndiGo to proactively manage aircraft flight schedule and crew assignments on the day of operation, while Tail Assignment improves on time performance, lowers fuel and maintenance costs and utilizes aircraft more efficiently by analyzing operational data.
- Cathay Pacific and Philippine Airlines have signed agreements for Boeing 777 Performance Improvement Package 2.0 to support their 777-300ER fleets. Since the original 777 Performance Improvement Package 1.0 was first offered, 23 participating airlines implementing these recommended modifications have reduced fuel consumption by more than 3.4 billion pounds (515 million gallons) of fuel, translating into more than $1.1 billion in fuel related savings and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 9.4 billion pounds.
- Shandong Airlines has signed a multi-year agreement to renew Jeppesen NavData services for enhanced operational efficiency.
- Shenzhen Airlines has agreed to a multi-year renewal contract for Jeppesen tailored electronic flight information services. This service provides the airline with global flight data and navigation chart.
- Peach Aviation becomes the first Japanese airline to introduce Jeppesen Airport Moving Map capabilities to further streamline paperless operations in the flight deck. Jeppesen Airport Moving Map services allow Peach Aviation to indicate their airplane positioning and review other data in the dynamic airport environment, providing greater situational awareness on the ground, as part of their pioneering electronic flight bag (EFB) integration process in Japan.
- Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) has signed its first consumables and expendables services agreement. The agreement appoints Boeing as an integrated supply chain solution provider for global consumables and expendables management support.