Safran wins landing gear MRO contract for AirAsia X Airbus A330 fleet
Sepang (Malaysia), May 4th, 2018
Safran Landing Systems has been selected by AirAsia X (an affiliate of Air Asia) to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on its A330 fleet. The contract has been announced during the signing ceremony in Sepang, in the presence of Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and Shang Cheow Beng, Managing Director of Safran Landing Systems.
The contract covers complete overhaul and repair services for 24 landing gears of Airbus A330 aircraft. The first scheduled services will be provided by Safran Landing Systems MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facility located in Singapore and will start this year and run through 2025.
Safran Landing Systems MRO division in Singapore is currently commissioned to provide MRO services for landing gears of the A320 fleet operated by AirAsia (32 aircraft). This newly signed contract will bring the total contracted aircraft with AirAsia Group to 56.
"We are particularly satisfied to see AirAsia Group's continued confidence in our services, and recognition of our ability to deliver the highest and most competitive level of services, quality and performance." said Jean-Paul Alary, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems.
Safran Landing Systems offers unrivaled range of customer support services through an international network of 7 service centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The network can call on a large stock of ready-to-use replacement landing gear worldwide.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. As a trusted partner to 30 major commercial, military, business and regional aircraft manufacturers, the company supports more than 27,000 aircraft making over 54,000 landings a day.