By Tish Drake | July 17, 2012
China Southern Airlines, Air India and Hainan Airlines have selected Rockwell Collins' Dispatch life cycle support program for their 787 Dreamliner fleets, under separate agreements announced at this month's Farnborough International Air Show.
Rockwell Collins will provide the airlines with guaranteed spares availability, systems configuration updates, technical repairs, and performance monitoring on Rockwell Collins’ comprehensive suite of communications, surveillance, displays and pilot controls systems.
“The Dispatch program delivers advantages on cost prediction and reliability improvement for aircraft maintenance, as well as AOG (Aircraft on Ground) support,” said He Ai Yun, manager of Aviation Supplies, Maintenance and Engineering Division of China Southern Airlines. “We also expect that the Dispatch program, which we’ll be using for the first time on our 787 fleet, will provide excellent spares support.”
“As the Asia Pacific airline market segment continues to grow, we are positioned to provide swift, highly reliable service to our customers that keeps downtime to a minimum and cost predictable,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.