JAL, Collins Sign Five-Year 787 Maintenance Deal Extension

Japan Airlines has signed a contract worth some $200 million with Collins Aerospace for 787 support. 

The five-year pact covers servicing of air-management and electric power components for JAL’s Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement extends a working relationship between the two companies that dates back 14 years, and will cover a total of 51 aircraft.  

The contract is being delivered as part of Collins’ FlightSense package of aftermarket solutions. FlightSense relies on data acquired through and analyzed by the company’s Ascentia prognostics and health-management platform, and can be tailored to the specifications of each individual customer and deployment.  

“Collins Aerospace is proud to provide Japan Airlines with comprehensive MRO support to help maximize the operational efficiency of their 787 fleet,” Ryan Hudson, vice president of Collins’ power and controls aftermarket division, said. “Through our tailored FlightSense program, we will work side by side with the airline to help ensure that their aircraft achieve optimal performance.” 

“Through this renewed FlightSense program, JAL entrusts Collins Aerospace again with an essential role for further improving the reliability and efficiency of 787 fleet operation,” said Kojiro Yamashita, JAL’s vice president of aircraft and engineering procurement. “I believe Collins Aerospace will meet our expectation with its quality service and remain a strong supporter for airline business.”