Satair and China Airlines of Taiwan have signed a multi-year agreement for Satair’s Integrated Material Services (IMS), a comprehensive material solution that will support China Airlines’ and its wholly-owned subsidiary, TigerAir Taiwan, A320ceo and A320neo fleet, with the first A320neo to be delivered by Airbus beginning of April 2021.
The contract follows an extension of the existing IMS agreement between China Airlines and Satair signed in 2017, covering the airline’s Airbus fleet of A330-300s and A350-900s, reaffirming the mutual trust in this partnership. TigerAir Taiwan is China Airlines’ first subsidiary to be included in the IMS program.
Satair’s IMS product offering is an end-to-end supply chain solution that includes planning, sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and inventory management; covering all expendables and consumables required in the typical aircraft maintenance lifecycle. The solution is developed in close collaboration with the airline as both a partner and a customer.
“We are pleased to continue the growth of our successful business relationship with Satair,” said Houng Wang, senior vice president of China Airlines. “Our long-term partnership will continue to secure efficient and robust material operations while reducing overall maintenance costs, that will help us to keep bringing a premium level of service to our passengers and cargo customers.”
Paul Lochab, CCO of Satair, added: “Asia-Pacific has long been a key market for Airbus and Satair. We are excited to continue working with China Airlines and onboarding one of its subsidiaries. Through our IMS program, we are securing higher spare parts availability and stock optimization, increasing aircraft operational reliability, providing significant cash savings on spare parts expenditure, and supporting the backbone of our customer’s daily operations.”