Satair, an Airbus Services company, recently signed two deals for work in China. The company first signed a deal with Eastern Airlines Technic for a selected scope of part numbers. The agreement will optimise Eastern Airlines Technic’s inventory by leveraging on the availability of local inventory in Satair’s Beijing warehouse, increasing the dispatch rate of materials and improving the asset turnover ratio to ensure consistent operations in China Eastern Airlines’ fleet maintenance.
The agreement follows more than 20 years of the two companies doing business together and will bring improved support through committed service levels and local shipments from Satair’s Beijing facility in close proximity to China Eastern Airlines’ grounds of operation, thereby reducing lead-times
Andy Lee, Managing Director of Satair China, said “We are happy to formalise this agreement with China Eastern Airlines. It testifies to Satair’s commitment to serving our customers by seeking value-adding partnerships and underlines our support footprint in the growing aviation market in China and the Asia-Pacific.”
Yue Ting of Eastern Airlines Technic, said “We are very pleased to sign a material support agreement with Satair…This is our first attempt to cooperate with Satair in the field of material inventory localisation. We can make full use of Satair’s inventory resources, shorten the procurement cycle of materials, and ensure the operation of China Eastern’s fleet.”
New deal with GAMECO signed
Satair also announced it and GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd.) have signed a multi-year agreement for Satair’s Integrated Material Services (IMS) programme, a comprehensive expendables material solution. Satair’s IMS service offers an end-to-end supply chain solution that includes planning, forecasting, sourcing, purchasing and logistics, covering all expendables required in the typical aircraft maintenance lifecycle. With the new agreement, the solution is developed in close collaboration with GAMECO as both a partner and a customer.
The new solution covers a large scope of parts leveraging on Satair’s global capabilities and local competencies to deliver increased flexibility and plannability through consignment stocks, guaranteed service levels and the support of onsite personnel. Satair and GAMECO have built a strategic cooperative relationship for material services since 2015, when GAMECO became the first customer in China for Satair’s Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) solution.
Marc SZEPAN, General Manager of GAMECO, says “We are delighted to be Satair’s first IMS customer in China. Working with Satair to integrate their material services will help us manage our stock and supply chain more efficiently to the benefit of our customers. We are excited to expand our relationship with Satair and lay the foundation for joint future growth as strategic long term business partners.”