Air Canada Boeing’s launch customer for landing gear overhaul
Dec. 10, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Boeing has announced that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing's new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes.
Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs and six 777-200LRs during scheduled maintenance cycles. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased with the value being brought by Boeing on Air Canada’s Boeing 777 fleet,” said Alan Butterfield, vice president of Maintenance and Engineering, Air Canada. “By continuing to expand our partnership with Boeing, we are assuring Air Canada of a quality solution for our 777 Landing Gear maintenance needs through Boeing’s proven performance and commitment.”
“With the expansion of Boeing’s Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange program to 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs, we are giving more airlines access to a cost-effective and reliable alternative to purchasing new landing gear and performing equipment overhaul,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “Our mission is to give our customers a competitive advantage every day. We call that the Boeing Edge.”
Boeing currently provides landing gear overhaul and exchange solutions to more than 80 customers on the MD-11, 717, Next-Generation 737, Boeing Business Jet, 747-400ER, 757-300, 767-300ER and the 777-200ER airframes. With a Boeing global network of repair service centres, airline customers receive certified landing gear support anywhere around the world. Boeing provides quick, reliable access to landing gear repair, exchanges and overhauls, which greatly reduces maintenance time and quickly returns airplanes to revenue service.