Collins Aerospace announced a contract extension of its current 10-year On-Site Support agreement (OSS) with China Southern Airlines (CSN) to 15 years. The agreement will add support for Collins’ Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) and other generators for multiple aircraft platforms, including the B787, A320neo and ARJ21. With this contract, Collins will extend its onsite inventory management services to most of CSN’s IDG and generator capabilities.
The agreement will cover support for Collins’ Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) and other electric power generators for CSN’s fleet of most aircraft, including multiple regional, single aisle and widebody platforms. Collins’ IDG provides primary electric power for the aircraft electrical system by converting variable engine input speed to a constant output speed, thus enabling the generator portion of the IDG to produce alternating current at a constant frequency.
With the expanded agreement, Collins’ global aftermarket supply chain team will provide onsite inventory management, offer predictive parts forecasting, manage the availability and distribution of parts, and provide 24/7 technical support for all of China Southern’s IDG and generator capabilities.
“This agreement will provide CSN with continued support for its fleet, and guarantee stocks and parts availability. This will help reduce turnaround time and improve operational efficiency,” said Mike Yue, regional director, customer & account management. “We are looking forward to strengthening our support and relationship with CSN to meet their future requirements.”
Collins has operated in China for 40 years and employs more than 900 employees at 10 facilities across the country. The company has been selected to provide communications and navigation, electric power systems, cockpit controls and interior solutions for COMAC’s C919 aircraft.