Aviation services firm AAR has won a contract from FlyDubai to provide support for the company’s 100 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that are due to be delivered by the end of 2023.
It is AAR’s first agreement to support the new aircraft and will utilise the company’s extensive global supply chain network, including its new parts warehouse in Dubai.
FlyDubai announced the extensive order at the 2013 Dubai International Airshow.
“Our imbedded team and proprietary systems enable the fastest possible response times and streamlined operational efficiencies,” said John Holmes, President and Chief Operating Officer, AAR.
“This is another big win for our integrated supply chain solutions team who have a done a great job of expanding AAR’s flight-hour support services around the world.”
Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said “As the first customer of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the region, we are looking forward to bringing further fuel and operating efficiency to our young modern fleet.
“AAR is a key partner with an enduring commitment to innovation and reliability, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”
Dubai-based Flydubai currently has a network of more than 90 destinations in 44 countries.
It is committed to opening up previously underserved markets and provides direct links from Dubai to 63 routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai, or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
In separate news, FlyDubai has announced the addition of three destinations to its Russian network, bringing its presence in the country to ten points.
This autumn, the airline will launch flights to Makhachkala and Voronezh and resume services to Ufa.
Flights from Dubai to Makhachkala and Voronezh will operate twice a week, starting 31 October 2017 and 29 October 2017, respectively.
Services to Ufa will relaunch on 31 October 2017 with three flights a week.