By Andy Sambidge
Five-year agreement will see BAE Systems provide support for Dubai airline's fleet of Boeing aircraft
BAE Systems has signed a five-year agreement with Emirates, the world's largest Boeing 777 operator, to provide maintenance and technical support for its entire Boeing fleet.
Under the terms of the agreement, BAE Systems will deliver on guaranteed turn around times, position product in region, and provide benchmark technical support, the defence firm said in a statement.
The company said it will provide maintenance support for products supplied at line fit to Boeing, such as flight controls, flight deck systems, and control and monitoring systems, at its service centres in the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore.
"Our mission is to create an unequalled customer experience by consistently providing airlines with exceptional performance and innovation," said Jeff Bartlett, director of airlines solutions for Commercial Aircraft Solutions at BAE Systems.
"We have a long and successful history with this premier airline and this expansion of our nearly 20-year relationship allows us to provide an even higher level of service to the Middle East."
Iain Lachlan, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Engineering added: "We are glad to extend our long-standing relationship with BAE Systems, to provide maintenance and repairs services for the aircraft systems on our Boeing 777s.
"We need our aircraft to be in top condition, and having a trusted partner who can support our rigorous MRO programmes is key to smooth operations."
BAE Systems did not disclose a value for the contract with Emirates.