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JetBlue Picks Airbus for A220 Component MRO Services

Jun 16,2021

JetBlue Airways has signed a long-term Flight Hour Services component MRO contract with Airbus, becoming the airframer¡¯s first North American customer for the service. 

Disclosing the deal, Airbus says the contract covers component maintenance for the carrier¡¯s A220 fleet. JetBlue currently operates three examples, having taken delivery of its first aircraft on 31 December 2020. 

JetBlue¡¯s first Airbus A220-300 enters revenue service on 26 April 2021

Cirium fleets data shows the carrier has another 67 aircraft on order. 

¡°The maintenance-by-the-hour service contract includes material services with on-site-parts stock management, as well as access to Airbus¡¯ pool of parts, engineering and repair services,¡± states Airbus. 

JetBlue will be the third A220 operator to make use of Airbus¡¯ component MRO services, after European operators Swiss and airBaltic. 

¡°This first Flight Hour Services contract for Airbus in North America confirms the growing expansion of Airbus¡¯ maintenance-by-the-hour solution to accompany traffic restart: over the last six months, eleven ¡­ contracts have been signed with operators worldwide,¡± says Airbus. 

Under this background, The 5th Annual Civil Aircraft Operation Support Technology International Forum & The 26th Maintenance and Spare Support Conference  will be held on August 18th to 19th, 2021 in Qingdao, China, the forum was hosted by Civil Aircraft Operation Support Technology Sub-committee of CSAA & Shanghai Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, organized by Qingdao Airlines Co.,Ltd, Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited£¬COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd & Galleon (Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd. Will mainly discuss Aviation Spares Sharing, Domestic Aircraft Operation Support, Big Data and Predictive Maintenance, Aviation Supplies Support when Import Tariff Decline, Maintenance and New Technology, Modification and Testing.

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