Local airlines ink deals at Singapore Airshow 2022

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 11:29

At the signing ceremony between Bamboo Airways and SR Technics. — Photo courtesy of the carrier

Two Vietnamese airlines – Bamboo Airways and Vietjet – have inked deals with foreign partners at the the ongoing Singapore Airshow 2022.

Bamboo Airways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SR Technics and an agreement with Boeing Digital Solutions, and discussed the purchase of the aerospace company’s new aircraft.

Under the MoU, on CFM56-5B engine maintenance worth US$60 million with SR Technics - the world’s leading MRO provider (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), both parties will explore areas of cooperation related to CFM56-5B engines, training services, technical services, and component requirements.

Nguyen Khac Hai, Deputy General Director of Bamboo Airways, said he believed the agreement on the selection of SR Technics' engines and other maintenance for Bamboo Airways’ fleet would help enhance its operation capacity, service quality as well as competitiveness on potential international flight routes in the future.

Meanwhile, Bamboo Airways' agreement with Boeing focuses on four digital solutions for its entire fleet, which will continue to help the airline drive efficiency and reduce operating costs. Digital analytics solutions allow airlines to operate with the utmost safety and information accuracy, and reduce possible risks.

At the same time, new-aged carrier Vietjet and Lufthansa Technik signed an agreement to adopt AVIATAR’s Technical Logbook, the seamless digital pilot-to-maintenance collaboration application.

Representatives of Vietjet and Lufthansa Technik pose for a photo after signing the deal. — Photo courtesy of Vietjet

The application will be equipped on Vietjet’s entire fleet to replace the manual and paper-based process of capturing technical issues during flight and on ground and improve data quality and speed as well as transparency.

AVIATAR’s Technical Logbook enables the completion of flight logbook input and maintenance pre, during flight, and upon arrival as it is seamlessly integrated in Vietjet’s maintenance and engineering system. Furthermore, the application’s advanced features and enhanced back-end capabilities will lead to decreased turnaround times while increasing the fleet’s technical reliability and operational safety.

Vietjet Vice President in charge of technical and maintenance Nguyen Duc Thinh said the co-operation with Lufthansa Technik marked another milestone in the airline's digitalisation revolution from cockpit to maintenance and to be expanded to all company sectors.

“Vietjet is our first AVIATAR Technical Logbook customer in Asia Pacific. The application will not only increase the airline’s efficiency but also provide a new pool of real-time operational data which allows, for example, the MCC (Maintenance Control Centre) to monitor and approve data flows,” Zang Thio, Vice President Corporate Sales Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent at Lufthansa Technik, said.

“Our solution is making a strong case as a second generation ETLB solution and we are proud that Vietjet will join us as a pioneer in Asia Pacific.” — VNS


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