New Boeing service

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "New Boeing service", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

New Boeing service

New Boeing service

Keywords: Boeing, KLM, Transavia, Braathens

As part of an ongoing effort to expand aftermarket services, Boeing announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airljnes, Transavia Airlines of The Netherlands, and Braathens of Norway are the launch customers for a new program that frees the carriers from costly fleet-support tasks while maintaining high levels of airplane schedule reliability.

The new Spares Exchange Program reduces the costs of providing what are known in the air transport industry as line replaceable units, or LRUs. These are high-value items such as complex avionics boxes or precision mechanical assemblies. The program is being offered to operators of Next-Generation 737 airplanes (2737-600 through -900 models). Darce Lamb, vice president and chief operating officer of Boeing Airplane Services, said:

We anticipate the three launch customers will experience substantial savings during the first decade of spares exchange coverage in their growing fleets of new Boeing 737s. This new service program is one way Boeing can help its customers find practical soiutions to real operating issues.

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