Airbus wins first Flight Hour Services contract in CIS with Air Manas

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Julien Franiatte, Head of Airbus Russia & CIS and Alexandr Belovol, Shareholder of Air Manas signing the contract. (PHOTO: Airbus)

Air Manas, a low-cost operator based in Kyrgyzstan, has selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) for component maintenance services in support of their new A220 leased fleet. As the first A220 operator in the CIS, Air Manas will also become the first Airbus customer for components Flight Hour Services in the region. The maintenance-by-the-hour service contract includes A220 material services with access to Airbus’ pool of parts and repair services. Air Manas will also benefit from Airbus’ engineering expertise as the most experienced A220 component provider to enhance the aircraft’s reliability and ease the fulfilment of lease return conditions.

“We are pleased to welcome Air Manas as our first FHS customer in CIS. We are building on our strong A220 component warehouses set-up to provide our new customer with the highest level of support. We are looking forward to contributing to Air Manas’ successful operation of its A220 fleet,” said Julien Franiatte, head of Airbus Russia & CIS.

“It is a historical moment and honor for the new updated Air Manas after a long quarantine to be part of the big aviation world with the Airbus A220. We truly believe the Airbus Flight Hour Services will bring the highest level of service of flights with the A220,” said Alexandr Belovol, shareholder of Air Manas.

This first FHS contract for Airbus in CIS underlines  the added value of Airbus maintenance solutions to support seamless customer operations in most efficient ways while traffic is resuming. Through Airbus FHS solutions, the manufacturer helps airlines to preserve cash and reduce costs, guaranteeing parts availability and easing their maintenance organisation setup. Airbus has concluded eleven FHS contracts with operators worldwide over the last six months.

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