Posted on: 31 May 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Boeing has announced that Skymark Airlines is the newest airline to join the Boeing 737 Component Services Program (CSP), a move aimed at helping the airline to reduce its spare parts costs.
Boeing says the programme can help airlines save as much as 30% on inventory, repair and administrative costs.
"The Component Services Program will provide convenience and cost savings for Skymark Airlines," remarked Kimiyoshi Sakaki, director, engineering & maintenance division, Skymark Airlines. "Our participation in the programme will help us to meet our customers’ expectations for value and reliability."
This cost-reducing materials management and supply-chain solution is a joint operation of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services and Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance. Under the new agreement, Boeing and AFI KLM E&M will manage spare parts and components inventory for the Tokyo-based airline, assuring timely delivery, while Skymark avoids warehousing and long-term inventory holding costs.
The program features a customised recommended spare parts list based on customer data. The list includes dispatch-critical parts and both avionics and non-avionics line replaceable units in recommended quantities to support each airline’s dispatch reliability requirements.