flydubai enters PBH contract with AAR

In a new long-term agreement, flydubai has selected AAR to provide its power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services.AAR will assume nose-to-tail management of components and repairs for flydubai’s Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 fleet, starting with 53 aircraft and increasing to 60.Mick Hills, SVP Engineering and maintenance at flydubai, commented, “We continue to invest in technologies and partnerships that strengthen our commitment to maintain the highest levels of reliability and safety in our operations. We are excited about our component inventory management and repair services agreement with AAR, which will help us reduce aircraft-on-ground time and consequently contribute to our on-time performance.”“As flydubai continues on its robust growth trajectory, it must optimize its fleet’s performance while minimising costs and aircraft-on-ground time,” remarked Deepak Sharma, president of AAR’s international supply chain. “Given AAR’s experience helping airlines increase operational efficiencies, flydubai decided we are the right partner for the crucial behind-the-scenes work.”The contract marks a big expansion of AAR’s footprint in the Middle East.

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