BERKSHIRE, England — AAR (NYSE: AIR) subsidiary Airinmar, the leading independent global provider of component repair management and new aircraft warranty solutions, has signed a three-year support services agreement with flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).
Working in conjunction with PAL’s Aircraft Material Management team, Airinmar will provide a full suite of support services covering both new aircraft warranty and value engineering. The services will supplement PAL’s current activities and focus on maximizing the recovery of PAL’s new aircraft warranty entitlements and reducing the cost of component repair.
“Safety remains the cornerstone of PAL´s operations. We are pleased to work with Airinmar and appreciate their commitment to provide value engineering support which is vital to meeting PAL´s safety and efficiency goals. We look forward to leveraging their comprehensive engineering knowledge and expertise to help drive down our operational maintenance costs and thereby contribute to our overall sustained improvement goals,” stressed Capt. Stanley K. Ng, PAL SVP - Airline Operations Group.
Airinmar’s new aircraft warranty management services will cover the identification, claim and recovery of the multiple aircraft warranty entitlements provided by Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier and their suppliers.
Airinmar’s value engineering support will provide cost oversight services to assure compliance with PAL’s contracted component repairs and minimize component flight-hour out-of-scope repair charges.
“We are committed to working alongside PAL’s Material Management team and assisting in reducing maintenance costs across PAL’s multiple fleet types.” said Peter O'Dea, Airinmar Head of Sales and Business Development. “We are delighted to add PAL, the flag carrier of the Philippines and one of the most established commercial airlines in Asia, to our global customer base.”