GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd.) today signed an extension with Satair to its long-term agreement for the Airbus Managed Inventory service. Today’s agreement extends the contract scope to include further frequently-moving expendable parts underlining the flexibility inherent in the AMI service offering.

When announced at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2016, GAMECO was the first customer in China for Satair’s AMI solution which supports aviation customers in reducing their inventory holding costs for high-usage and non-repairable Airbus parts.

By capturing material consumption information in real-time and automatically triggering replenishment orders within the agreed inventory levels, the service guarantees high on-shelf part availability while decreasing the overall inventory stock level, reducing the cost of ordering material.

Using AMI, GAMECO supports some 200 Airbus aircraft operating in China consisting primarily of Airbus A320 family, A330 and A380.

Bart Reijnen, CEO of Satair said: “We are delighted to secure this added dimension to our AMI service contract with GAMECO. This is testimony to the added value that GAMECO has recognised in the Satair service, including a successful reduction in priority orders.AMI is a prime example of how Satair provides world-class material management and supply-chain services and solutions to world-class customers.”

Norbert Marx, CEO, GAMECO adds: “Our experience with Satair over the past two years has been very positive. Satair has proven to be a good partner for GAMECO and we are pleased to continue this relationship centered around Satair’s AMI solution.”