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Airbus enters into FHS contract with Japan Airlines
Airbus has entered into a Flight Hour Services contract with Japan Airlines. Airbus’ A350-900 and A350-1000 will provide Japan Airlines with efficient, next-generation widebody jetliners – planned for service entry with the Japanese carrier from 2019. The Japanese carrier plans to introduce A350-900 on its Haneda - Fukuoka route from September.
“Airbus confirms the growing success of its Flight Hour Services (FHS) business in Japan with a new contract from soon-to-be A350 XWB operator Japan Airlines (JAL),” Airbus said.
“Airbus is welcoming JAL into its FHS Components Services programme for its new fleet of 31 A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft,” it said.
JAL will become the first Airbus FHS A350 operator in Japan to benefit from the increased operational reliability provided by Airbus FHS, world leader for this service in the A350 market. The Japanese carrier plans to introduce the highly anticipated A350-900 on its Haneda - Fukuoka route from September. This FHS contract will make JAL’s A350 entry-into-service even smoother on one of Japan’s busiest routes.
Airbus FHS will provide fully integrated component services including spare pool access, on-site-stock replenishment at the main base and components repair.
Through FHS, Airbus offers airlines its extensive and proven expertise in fully integrated maintenance services, and the advantage of its OEM expertise as well as one single interface to manage their whole fleets and associated component support operations. (SV)