Based on proven experience, UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by Neos, the Italian airline, to provide nacelle system support and maintenance services for its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. As part of a five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business will provide the services at its Prestwick Service Center in Scotland.
The program includes an asset access solution that provides Neos with availability to the full complement of spare 787 nacelle components—inlet cowl, fan cowl, thrust reverser, nozzle and center body—along with exclusive maintenance support during the period of the agreement. UTC Aerospace Systems can leverage its industry experience to improve availability, maintainability and sustainability of aircraft. The first 787 aircraft will be delivered to Neos in December 2017, with anticipated delivery of three additional aircraft in 2019.
"We are proud that our 787 nacelle system is performing so well in the field, with better than 99.99% dispatch reliability," said Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business. "We're proud, too, that Neos has entrusted us with providing a comprehensive and customized solution for world-class nacelle system support as its Dreamliners enter service."