China Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Tigerair Taiwan have signed long-term contracts for Collins Aerospace’ FlightSense program.
According to the contracts that were announced at the ongoing Singapore Airshow, Collins will provide engine accessory repair services for China Airlines’ fleet of 25 A321neo aircraft, and engine accessory repair and spares support for Tigerair Taiwan’s fleet of 15 A320neo aircraft. The fleets are powered by Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines, which Collins supplies a number of engine accessories for including electronic controls, starters, pumps, valves, sensors and harnesses
“While we’ve had smaller, piece part repair agreements with China Airlines and Tigerair in the past, this contract represents our biggest, most comprehensive MRO agreement with the airlines to date,” said Henry Brooks, president, Power & Controls for Collins Aerospace. “It’s a testament to how our relationship with China Airlines has grown over the years as a result of our commitment to provide round-the-clock quality maintenance and repair to keep their fleets on the move.”
“We have had a long-term partnership with Collins Aerospace, and we look forward to taking it to the next level with this contract to enhance our operational efficiency and safety,” said Jason Tsai, vice president of Engineering and Maintenance for China Airlines.
“We appreciate Collins’ commitment to customer service and responsiveness in understanding our requirements to create solutions that work,” said Dennis Lai, chief operations officer for Tigerair Taiwan.
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