Aloha governor… this just in from Farnborough… Goodrich and Hawaiian have signed an extension to an existing agreement for nacelle system support. This flight-hour agreement will provide MRO services, management of spares, rotables and dedicated Goodrich technical support for additional Boeing 717 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce BR715 engines. The services will be provided under the banner of Goodrich Aerostructures’ Prime Solutions suite of aftermarket services. Maybe today they’re serving Mahi Mahi with smashed peas and umbrella drinks in the Goodrich pavilion in honor of the contract.
Under this new arrangement, Goodrich Aerostructures will extend its existing Prime Solutions support to include four aircraft that Hawaiian Airlines introduced into its fleet in 2008. The additional aircraft will receive the same customized full-support package as established in the original flight hour-based agreement signed in 2001.
Bob Gustafson, vice president and general manager of Aftermarket Services for Goodrich Aerostructures, said, “This new agreement builds on the long relationship between Hawaiian Airlines and Goodrich. We are pleased that the airline recognizes the value that a Prime Solutions agreement can provide in proactively managing the needs of the new airplanes in its fleet.”
Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., is the largest airline based in the state of Hawaii and the third largest operator of Boeing 717 aircraft.
Launched in 2007, Prime Solutions builds on Goodrich Aerostructures’ history of support for nacelle systems. The customizable suite of services provides full support for nacelle systems, giving airline customers the option of no longer having to invest in nacelle maintenance infrastructure. Under Prime Solutions, long-term nacelle system packages can be customized to incorporate: MRO; management of spares, rotables and other assets; and Goodrich technical support of the flying hardware.