Sichuan Airlines has signed an A350 Flight Hour
Services (FHS) components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus.
Based in Chengdu, Sichuan Airlines has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus
Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components
and predictive maintenance support for its new fleet of four A350 XWBs.
Airlines is to operate the A350 XWBs in the coming months on its international routes including Chengdu to the USA.
long-term FHS-Components and AiRTHM agreement provides an
extensive scope of A350 line replaceable units (LRUs) and APU,
guaranteed spare parts availability through Pool access service
and on-site stock at customer main base, as well as component
reliability management and maintenance. In addition, AiRTHM brings
a proactive maintenance mode to A350 operations.
Sichuan Airlines was the launch customer for
Airbus FHS in China with its Airbus A330 fleet in place since
“We are very pleased that
Sichuan Airlines, a long-time customer of Airbus, has entrusted
its A350 component support and AiRTHM to Airbus,” said Philippe
Mhun, Head of Customer Services at Airbus. “Our A350 FHS customers
enjoy a best in class operational performance above industry
averages, which explains Airbus’ FHS leadership position in the
region. This significant endorsement by Sichuan Airlines further
reinforces Airbus’ position in the services market in China, and
recognizes our unique capability as an aircraft manufacturer.”
With this latest
agreement, Airbus FHS has now been selected to cover more than 400
aircraft, ranging from the A320, A330, A380 to the A350 XWB.
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