he Flyaway Kit on our Falcon Dassault 7X proved very useful when a fuel impending bypass indication
came on during a recent flight. We had a tight schedule, with less than 21 hours before our
next flight. Thanks to the spare filter we had in the Flyaway Kit, we were able to return
the aircraft to service quickly after landing and avoid any delays. The engine technician
said that without the airplane engine parts on board, we would not have been able to meet
the schedule. This experience showed us the true value of having the airplane engine parts
- BRADLEY DAY, DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE, LIBERTY MEDIA
At the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018, P&WC launched a limited-time
promotion for ESP Gold and Silver customers, who can purchase Flyaway Kits at a 35% and 25% discount respectively
until September 1, 2018. After that, they will be able to obtain them at 25% and 15% off the list price until the
end of the year. To learn more, contact [email protected].
In the aviation business, unplanned downtime often translates into hefty expenses. That’s especially true for
operators in the oil and gas sector, where even a single day of unscheduled downtime can prove extremely
“The operational constraints for oil and gas operators are extremely demanding,” notes Ridha.
“It’s a high-cost business, and you need to be well-supported from a parts perspective. With that in
mind, we’re developing innovative solutions to address operators’ needs.”
One of these solutions is a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) Availability Program that leverages P&WC’s
Fleet Management Plan™ (FMP) flexibility to facilitate the provisioning of LRUs and other OEM-recommended
items found on an initial provisioning list. This gives FMP-enrolled turboshaft operators the convenience of
having a buffer set of key spare parts at their base, with inventory seamlessly replenished through FMP-enabled
accessory repair and exchange services.
Our airplane engine parts are extremely reliable, but the LRU Availability Program gives customers
additional peace of mind in case they do need a part unexpectedly. It covers everything that
operators need to be self-sufficient, from large LRUs to consumables. They secure owned
inventory to support their fleet, effectively neutralizing any risks associated with part
unavailability and logistics delays.
- RIDHA EL-KHAIRY, SENIOR MANAGER, COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AFTERMARKET
Maximizing Availability for Oil & Gas Operators
To give customers different choices to suit their needs, P&WC is developing a subscription-based model as well.
In this scenario, customers can subscribe to have shared access to a pool of LRUs strategically located in their
P&WC is considering the North Sea area in Northern Europe as one location for a pool. It recently held a
focus group in Aberdeen, Scotland with oil and gas operators in that region to get their feedback on the idea and
gain more insights into the realities of their complex operations and support requirements.
“We got a good sense of the challenges involved in offshore operation,” Ridha remarks about the
meeting. “It was extremely insightful. Customers greatly appreciate the level of support they are receiving
from P&WC but see the opportunity to have more regional access to key parts as a game-changer for their
operations. Our aim now is to find a way to integrate their business model and ours in order to optimize access
to airplane engine parts.”
These initiatives and others are part of P&WC’s ongoing efforts to develop unique, OEM value-enhancing
solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs in different markets. Read our article Needs
Are Evolving: Tailored Services Bring Sweeping Change to find out more.