First launched in June 2015 in response to customer demand, the dedicated Airbus ECO (Efficient and Cost-Optimised) repair solutions programme for Airbus Proprietary Parts is poised to expand further.
Customers made it clear that they wanted more transparency, pre-defined prices and fixed lead-times – all of which have now been incorporated into the ECO repair solutions, along with the added benefits of OEM engineering know-how, certification available to EASA, FAA, TCCA and CAAC standards, plus quick access to exchange parts from a huge range of over 11,000 Airbus high-value new and used proprietary parts.
Currently the ECO repair offerings cover Airbus proprietary parts for the A380, A330/340 and A320 family. For the more numerous A320 family, as an example, the ECO repair scope includes glazing, additional centre tank which needs inspection every 12 years, artificial feel unit for the rudder pedal and flap interconnecting strut. Add to this six fixed price packages covering a wide range of elevator repairs, three fixed price packages for the horizontal tail plane leading edge, Sharklet and slat repairs, four options for rudder modifications and doorsill latch and Y-Guides (also for the A300/A310).
Customised agreements with attractive flat rates are available for both repair and exchange options. Also available is a lease service for proprietary parts to avoid capital commitment for high value parts. A lease, exchange or sale order can be converted from one order type to another.
A worldwide network of Airbus repair stations and approved partners is available, ensuring more geographic convenience, ease of access and swifter service for customers.
Although these ECO repair solutions cover the most numerous parts repair requirements, they form only a part of the overall repair capabilities for Airbus proprietary parts. To extend the ECO repair solutions offer, more products are in the pipeline and Satair Group is actively seeking and would welcome customer feedback for specific Airbus Proprietary parts to be added to the ECO repair solutions programme.