quarta-feira, 13 de julho de 2016
Mitsubishi Aircraft signs LOI with three partners to provide MRJ airframe MRO services in North America and Asia
FARNBOROUGH, Hampshire, England, July 12, 2016 -
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced today that the company has selected three companies as the MRJ preferred airframe MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) partners in North America and Asia, and signed an LOI (Letter of Intent) with HAECO Americas, Pemco World Air Services (“PEMCO”) and MRO Japan separately for future collaboration to provide these services. Based on these commitments, Mitsubishi Aircraft intends to conclude a definitive agreement with each company in the near future.
In conducting aircraft maintenance operations, airlines choose to either carry out their own maintenance operations or outsource the operations to specialized companies, based on their need. To meet the needs of customer airlines that will operate the MRJ, Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to field multiple partners around the world as preferred airframe MRO service providers. Mitsubishi Aircraft has now selected one Asian and two North American partners as part of that effort based upon sales to date. Mitsubishi Aircraft will propose to customers these three companies as the MRJ preferred airframe MRO partners, which will provide high-quality MRO services.
“The conclusion of these LOIs with our initial MRJ preferred airframe MRO partners will greatly strengthen our customer support capabilities for our aircraft MRO services,” said Peter Turner, Deputy Head of Customer Support Division, Mitsubishi Aircraft. “Through collaborative efforts with these three companies during flight test and in advance of entry into service, we will reinforce and enhance our customer support network and infrastructure to exceed our customers’ expectations as they bring the MRJ aircraft into service. We will continue to identify and appoint MRJ preferred airframe MRO partners strategically determined by regional requirements as the worldwide network of MRJ operators continues to expand.”
Selection of these MRJ preferred airframe MRO partners formulates a significant part of the overall Mitsubishi Aircraft strategy to develop high-quality customer support capabilities that will enable the safe, efficient and reliable operation of the MRJ Aircraft in service.