Malaysia Airlines, Airbus renew widebody component MRO contract


Malaysia Airlines has extended its Flight Hour Services component MRO contract with Airbus, covering its fleet of widebodies.

The multi-year contract, an outcome of the airline’s recently concluded restructuring efforts, will cover technical support provided by Airbus, for its fleet of A350-900s, A330s, as well as A330-200 freighters operated by cargo unit MASKargo.

Malaysia Airlines A350

Airbus will provide component MRO services, which also include spare pool access, as well as on-site stock at the airline’s Kuala Lumpur base.

On the partnership, Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley says: “We are pleased to continue our close relationship with Malaysia Airlines with the extension of this Flight Hour Services agreement. Especially in these challenging times, Airbus strives to provide the highest quality, value-adding and tailor-made solutions to our airline partners to support them and enhance the daily operations of their fleet.”

Cirium fleets data indicates Malaysia Airlines to operate a fleet of five A350-900s, with one more example in storage. The Oneworld carrier also has 14 A330-300s and three A330-200s in operation, with four more A330s in storage. MASKargo, meanwhile, operates a fleet of three A330-200Fs.



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