Collins Aerospace in Wroclaw, Poland has been awarded a first-time support agreement for evacuation slides by Spairliners, an independent component aftermarket service provider specialized in the support of the E-Jet aircraft family.
Under the agreement, Collins will provide full test and inspection of evacuation systems, as well as repair, modification and replacement services. The operational and technical engineering support from the Collins Wroclaw facility offers efficient, fast and reliable services for all qualifying component and repair work, including access to loan and exchange units.
“This agreement ensures that the fleet of more than 200 E-Jets supported by Spairliners are maintained with the quality and consistency in evacuation slide service that Collins can provide,” said Sean Lyons, vice president of business development for Collins Aerospace. “With spare parts available and dedicated teams specializing in Collins’ evacuation systems, our MRO network can quickly and efficiently finalize repairs, returning aircraft to service in a timely manner.”
“We are looking forward to enhancing our network of partners and providers through this new partnership with Collins. This is part of our permanent search, within the MRO system, for the best solutions for our customers. Spairliners’ agreement with Collins will ensure the timely supply of such critical parts as evacuation slides. Combined with our unique expertise in supply chain, engineering and smart inventory management, Collins’ agility and experience will result in higher availability, faster turnaround times and thus better service for our customers,” said Benoît Rollier, Spairliners’ managing director and CFO.
The agreement was originally signed during the MRO Europe in Amsterdam and the 50th repair together was now celebrated during a site visit at the Collins Aerospace facility in Wroclaw, Poland.
Spairliners GmbH was founded in 2005 as an equally split joint venture between Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik, with its headquarters located in Hamburg, Germany. The company offers flexible component services for the Embraer E-Jet Family, (E170/175 and E190/195 series) and the Airbus A380. Spairliners provides multiple services combined with engineering expertise. The services include component access, on-site stock lease, stand-alone repair, and asset optimization. As a market leader in integrated component care, Spairliners is a trusted and proven supplier to world-renowned airlines such as KLM Cityhopper, Air France HOP!, and Lufthansa CityLine. The company operates warehouses and logistic hubs in Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Miami, and Munich.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
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