Goodrich Corporation and Hawaiian Airlines have signed an extension to their existing Prime Solutions nacelle maintenance agreement to support the airline’s fleet of 18 Boeing 717-200 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce BR715 engines. The existing nacelle flight hour agreement provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, management of spare parts, rotables and dedicated Goodrich technical support.
With this new extension, Goodrich’s Aerostructures business will increase its existing Prime Solutions support to include three aircraft that Hawaiian Airlines introduced into its fleet beginning in October 2011. These additional aircraft will receive the same customized full-support package as established in the original nacelle flight hour agreement signed in 2001.
“This extension demonstrates Hawaiian Airlines’ confidence in the value and service levels of the existing nacelle maintenance program with Goodrich,” said Paul Farsetta, vice president and general manager of aftermarket for Goodrich’s Aerostructures business. “We are pleased that our proactive Prime Solutions nacelle maintenance management program continues to be an integral and valuable part of their fleet management approach and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Charles Nardello, Hawaiian’s senior vice president for operations said, “We have been pleased with Goodrich’s support on our original contract and look forward to seeing the same great performance with our newly expanded narrow-body fleet.”
Prime Solutions builds on Goodrich’s history of world-class support for nacelle systems. The customizable suite of services provides full life cycle support for nacelle systems, giving airline customers the option to minimize the costs related with nacelle maintenance infrastructure by transferring risk and maximizing product residual value.
Under Prime Solutions, long-term nacelle system support packages can be customized to incorporate MRO; management of spares, rotables and other assets as well as dedicated Goodrich technical support of the flying hardware. Hawaiian Airlines, owned by Hawaiian Holdings, is the largest airline based in the state of Hawaii and the second largest operator of Boeing 717 aircraft.