Posted on: 11 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has committed to Boeing’s GoldCare for its 737 MAX aircraft as well as expanding GoldCare coverage across its entire 787 fleet, representing the largest commercial services order in Boeing history.
The OEM began providing GoldCare services for Norwegian’s 787 fleet in 2012 and the carrier is now set to launch Boeing’s 737 MAX GoldCare offering when its first aircraft of the type is delivered in May 2017.
Norwegian currently has 108 737 MAXs on firm order–alongside 92 options–and plans to continue adding 787-9s to its existing 787 GoldCare agreement, which will now last until 2034.
“Boeing has proven to us over the past four years the value of GoldCare for our operations,” commented Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s CEO. “The reliability and operational effectiveness of our 787 fleet has never been better. We have great expectations and confidence in what we can accomplish by leveraging GoldCare across our 737 MAX fleet as well.”
“This agreement marks a historic moment for Boeing and our services business – one we are proud to share with Norwegian,” added president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ray Conner. “We are honoured that Norwegian is expressing its confidence in Boeing’s GoldCare programme. We look forward to continuing to build on our long-standing relationship and further prove the advantages and value that our services portfolio brings to their operation.”