Airinmar, the top global independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions, signed a three-year agreement with JetBlue to provide component Value Engineering cost oversight services for the airline’s Airbus and Embraer fleets.
The agreement covers the provision of Airinmar’s unique Value Engineering knowledge and expertise, along with in-house support systems across a wide range of JetBlue’s aircraft components. Under the scope of the services, Airinmar will assess repair costs to assure compliance with JetBlue’s contracted pricing terms, under either component flight-hour or fixed-pricing terms, as well as the cost evaluation of time and material quoted repairs.
“Our partnership with Airinmar marks another significant step in JetBlue’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and maintenance cost reduction initiatives,” [said Bill Cade, VP Technical Operations]. “Since the program started, we’ve already seen cost savings from Airinmar’s Value Engineering support and look forward to continued benefits.”
“We are thrilled to expand our Value Engineering Services to one of the most innovative airlines in the U.S.,” said Peter O’Dea, Airinmar Head of Sales and Business Development. “By working as a valued partner alongside JetBlue’s in-house engineering and maintenance team, we are fully committed to developing our services to support the airline’s drive to further reduce its maintenance costs.”
About Airinmar Airinmar has supported airlines, MROs, OEMs, helicopter operators and military programs for more than 30 years through the delivery of its tailored component repair and warranty management support services, which deliver reduced repair expenditure, improved component availability and enhance operational efficiencies. Airinmar is a subsidiary of global aviation aftermarket leader AAR (NYSE: AIR).
About AAR AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; maintenance, repair and overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems and Composite Manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com
About JetBlue JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of more than 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com
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