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Boeing, International Airlines Group sign service deals for British Airways

June 18, 2019: International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed two agreements for Boeing

Boeing will provide key services for IAG
Boeing will provide key services for IAG

June 18, 2019: International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed two agreements for Boeing's services at the Paris Air Show, which is on from June 17-19 at Le Bourget airport in Paris.

According to the agreement, Boeing will provide key services for IAG's British Airways, including parts for the airline's Airbus A320 family and its Boeing 777 fleet.

Boeing will furnish British Airways with its Component Services Program where Boeing and its partners will own, manage, and maintain a global exchange inventory of parts for the airline's A320 and A320neo aircraft. This agreement – the first of its kind for Boeing – will open convenient access to parts for British Airways, which operates an extensive route network.

In another agreement, British Airways also signed up for three Landing Gear Exchanges for its 777 fleet. Through the programme, operators receive an overhauled and certified landing gear from an exchange pool maintained by Boeing, with stocked components and supporting parts shipping within 24 hours.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to serve British Airways' needs regardless of platform," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for The Boeing Company.

"In partnership with our partners and repair providers, we look forward to leveraging the strength of our global supply chain's aftermarket resources to support British Airways and help them operate even more efficiently," added Mounir.

Earlier this year, IAG placed firm orders for 18 777-9 aircraft and 24 options for British Airways. The firm order by IAG puts the 777X at 364 orders and commitments from more than eight customers. Production of the 777X began in 2017, with first flight expected later this year and first delivery expected in 2020.

Airline group IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL and Vueling. Aerospace company Boeing provides commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services.

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