Boeing will operate a rotable exchange service for 787 operators which it says will help reduce airline inventory costs and allow parts to be shipped within 24 hours.
“The 787 Rotables Exchange Services Program will provide a dedicated pool of high value, dispatch-critical parts for airlines, while helping them to improve operations support and cash flow,” said Dale Wilkinson, vice president, material services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The program manages configuration, warranty and reliability for the covered parts, freeing the airline to focus on passengers and the operation of the airplane.”
Boeing plans to support up to 600 high value rotable parts, including such items as the APU and the variable frequency starter generator. It will be in operation to support the initial entry into service of the 787 from early next year.