China Airlines based in Taipei has signed a multi-year IMS contract with Airbus subsidiary, Satair Group, for a long-term, fully-integrated end-to-end supply chain package covering expendable material for the airline’s Airbus fleet of A330-300s and A350-900s.
The service to be provided by Satair Group, starting from December 2017, includes planning, sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and inventory management covering some 18,000 part numbers. Coverage includes all expendables materials needs of China Airlines and is extendable to affiliates as well.
Houng Wang, Senior Vice President of China Airlines stated: “We are delighted to enter into this broad long-term partnership with our key partner Satair Group. Out of that programme we foresee clearly reduced total cost of operation and higher availability of material at the time of need and thus resulting in premium flight quality service to our passengers and cargo customers".
“We are delighted to add China Airlines to the growing number of Asia-Pacific carriers who have selected our IMS product offering. The airline will benefit strongly from having a significantly reduced cost of ownership, with a guaranteed performance level provided by Satair Group”, Paul Lochab, Chief Commercial Officer of Satair Group said.
He added: “Airlines want to focus on their core business of serving passengers’ needs and entrust operational support activities such as materials management to experts. Satair Group, as part of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, provides integrated solutions by breaking old traditions and partnering up with our customers and OEM partners. Our solutions are tailor-made for the supply chain requirements of airlines, MROs and OEMs who want to outsource their non-core activities – such as material management – to ensure total availability where and when they need it. Satair Group is well placed in the market to exceed China Airlines’ expectations to provide this service in a great long-term partnership. We look forward to earning the trust in us over the many years to come.”
IMS was introduced by Satair Group as a strategic initiative to respond to customers’ growing requirements for a fully flexible and integrated expendable supply solution in a collaborative approach and service for all aircraft types. With IMS Satair Group is directly involved in supporting the aircraft availability, which goes well beyond a traditional customer-supplier relationship. For China Airlines and Satair Group it’s time to go above and beyond.
Satair Group is a truly global company and world leader in the commercial aerospace aftermarket, committed to delivering excellence in everything they do and ensuring that both ends of the aerospace industry are continuously connected.
Satair Group provides genuine OEM parts distribution and offers an exhaustive and innovative multi-fleet service portfolio to OEMs and customers. In addition, the company provides genuine Airbus Material Support and is the sole Airbus authorised distributor for a wide range of Proprietary Products and Services accessible through the trading partner Airbus SAS.
Satair Group is a stand-alone company and 100% Airbus subsidiary with more than 1.250 employees and 10 locations worldwide.
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About China Airlines
Founded in 1959, China Airlines employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and operates a fleet of 100 aircraft, making it the largest airline by size and frequency of service in Taiwan. China Airlines is also one of the 20 SkyTeam Alliance member airlines. China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 16,609 daily flights to 1,074 destinations in 177 countries. China Airlines is continuing to promote superior aviation safety as well as eco-friendly, innovative and attentive services that provide travelers with the perfect travel experience.
Recent major international and domestic awards received by China Airlines include: 7/7 Safety Rating from AirlineRatings in Australia, the Taiwanese civil aviationindustry’s top “Golden Flyer Award”, “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award, iF Design Award, Good Design Award from Japan, “Best Airline of the Year”, “Best Airline in North Asia”, “Best Business Class Seat Design” and “Best Premium Economy” from the U.S.-based Global Traveler, “Top 10 Premium Business Class”and “Top 10 Economy Class” from the DesignAir, PAX International reader survey’s winner in the “2016 Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier - Asia” category, and the APEX Award for Publication Excellence for the inflight magazine “Dynasty.” Visit www.china-airlines.com for info.