Saudi Oger becomes first Middle East operator to cover a Boeing Business Jet with avionics maintenance plan from Honeywell
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 8, 2014
has signed construction and facilities management giant Saudi Oger as its first Boeing Business Jet avionics maintenance plan customer in the Middle East. The Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan, known as HAPP, is designed to increase fleet availability for operators while driving more predictable and manageable maintenance costs. Avionics span the electrical systems in the cockpit and the aircraft’s satellite connectivity equipment. “Avoiding unplanned grounding and ensuring our fleet is available as it is needed is a top priority for us, as a grounded aircraft is simply 100 percent cost with no return,” said Mahmoud Khatib, director of maintenance, Saudi Oger. “This requirement, combined with the benefit of more predictable operations and maintenance, makes HAPP a cost-effective, easy-to-justify investment that will deliver an immediate positive impact on our bottom line.”Saudi Oger will benefit from full unplanned maintenance coverage of the avionics and satcom systems on its Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and its two Gulfstream G450 aircraft, which it has also enrolled in the program. In addition, Saudi Oger has also enrolled the two G450s in Honeywell’s Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP). MPP provides the same level of assurance and peace of mind as HAPP across the aircraft’s cabin control systems, such as the air conditioning and cabin pressurization equipment. It is available for Gulfstream G350, GIV, G450, GV and G550 and Pilatus PC-12/PC-12NG aircraft.Already covering numerous midsize and long-range business jets in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world, the two programs offer full coverage on exchange and repair services at a predictable fixed price. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for aircraft-on-ground emergency service and with paid air-freight and no charge loaner parts, the programs use Honeywell’s Spares Exchange Program to get grounded aircraft flying again as quickly as possible. They are also transferable if the aircraft is sold.“Our agreement with Saudi Oger demonstrates that even the largest bizliners can benefit from the cover our maintenance plans provide,” said Raghed Talih, director — Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, Business and General Aviation EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace. “As the first HAPP-protected BBJ operator in the Middle East, Saudi Oger has taken a fresh approach to safeguarding against unplanned grounding and is making its maintenance costs more predictable in the process.”
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