IRVINE, Calif.—Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Aerospace business unit and its customer support operations have signed a long-term agreement with Emirates Airline to provide a comprehensive maintenance package for its fleet of Boeing 777 and Airbus A330/A340 aircraft and engines.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Emirates—a global leader in aerospace growth, service, and network availability—for a further 10 years and beyond,” Ben van Sleeuwen, director of EMEA for Parker Aerospace's customer support operations, said in a statement. “This agreement provides cost predictability to our customer, while offering enhanced services and product performance for its fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.”
Parker said it will provide maintenance support to Emirates Airline, covering its hub and various outstations through its worldwide network of repair facilities. The terms of the agreement will provide Emirates guaranteed repair turnaround times, access to an in-region inventory pool and a local support team.
“Emirates' fleet of modern, wide-body aircraft operate 24/7 across the globe, spanning the Americas to Japan and in environments ranging from polar temperatures to arid deserts,” Iain Lachlan—divisional senior vice president, Emirates Engineering—said in a statement. “We need our aircraft to be in top condition and having a trusted partner who can support our rigorous MRO program is important for the smooth running of our operations.”
Parker Aerospace manufactures flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets.
Parker reported sales of $13 billion in fiscal 2014. The firm operates in 50 countries with 57,500 employees. The firm manufacturers motion and control technologies and systems for a variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.