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19/05/2016 - Qantas extends its A380 support contract with Spairliners until 2025

Contract extension for Integrated Component Support of 12 Airbus A380 Aircraft

Hamburg/Sydney - Qantas Airways Ltd., the Australian flag carrier based in Sydney, has renewed its Integrated Component Care contract with Spairliners who have been providing services since the A380 entry into service in 2008. The contract is effective from 01st of January 2016 and covers component pooling and repair solutions of all Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for Qantas’ Airbus A380 aircraft fleet. As a result of the new agreement the contract provides an additional transportation service to and from Qantas' Homebase in Sydney and all line stations.

The contracted services include the scope of about 1,000 part numbers (P/N) in total. Qantas offers A380 passenger transport services with 14 daily flights connecting Sydney and Melbourne to Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Dallas. Since operation of Qantas' first A380 in 2008, the component provider has served the airline for over 350,000 flight hours. "Spairliners is our preferred component provider thanks to the successful partnership and improving high service levels through the time of the existing contract" says Mike Legrand, Procurement Engineering CAM Manager at Qantas Airways.

Qantas Airways
Qantas Airways Limited is Australians flag carrier airline, flying (including all subsidiaries) to 65 domestic and 27 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania with a total fleet of 300 aircraft. The Sydney-based airline operates the world’s second longest passenger flight by the A380 with a non-stop service between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Spairliners is a Joint Venture between Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik and provides comprehensive support for the aircraft types Airbus A380 and Embraer E-Jet Family (E-170 and E-190). As a market leader in A380 Integrated Component Care, the company is a trusted and proven supplier to world-renowned, leading airlines such as Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, Air France, and Malaysia Airlines.

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