Posted on: 05 August 2014
Scoot has selected UTC Aerospace Systems CARE programme to maintain its Boeing 787 fleet as well as Pratt & Whitney’s AeroPower for its auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance support.
Scoot’s Boeing 787 fleet will consist of 10 Boeing 787-8s and 10 Boeing 787-9s, with the first of the latter model scheduled to be delivered to the airline in November.
As part of the Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (CARE) programme, UTC Aerospace Systems will look after air management systems, electric power generator and start systems, emergency power systems, fire suppression, sensors and lighting systems.
Brian Costa, vice-president and general manager of customer service for UTC Aerospace System’s aircraft systems segment, commented, "CARE is a customised UTC Aerospace Systems service programme that provides Scoot with comprehensive and proactive service they can count on."
He continued, "As Scoot transitions its fleet to the 787, we look forward to providing them with entry-into-service and maintenance support to keep their aircraft flying and performing optimally."
APUs provide secondary power for main engine starting and cabin air conditioning for aircraft on the ground and electric power during inflight operation. The Pratt & Whitney APS5000 APU system, which is the world's first commercial all-electric APU, is installed on all Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
"We are very pleased to enter into a long-term support agreement with Scoot and look forward to supporting their 787 fleet," remarked Eileen Drake, vice-president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower. "This programme closely aligns with Scoot's emphasis on affordability without compromising safety, performance, and reliability. It also builds on our long-term APU support relationship already in place with Singapore Airlines."