Safran Secures 5-Year Contract with Wizz Air for A320 Family Landing Gear Maintenance

Safran Secures 5-Year Contract with Wizz Air for A320 Family Landing Gear Maintenance

(IN BRIEF) Safran Landing Systems has entered into a five-year agreement with Wizz Air to perform Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations on 57 aircraft from its A320 family fleet. The MRO services will be conducted at Safran Landing Systems’ facility in Gloucester, UK. The partnership aims to address the growing demand for MRO services and leverage Safran’s industrial capabilities and expertise. Wizz Air expressed confidence in Safran’s competitiveness, quality as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for Landing Gears, and commitment to fleet reliability. Safran has already completed MRO operations on several landing gear legs for Wizz Air, and the contract includes access to the Landing Life® customer portal, covering all Safran Landing Systems after-sales activities.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Oct-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with airline company Wizz Air to carry out the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations on 57 aircraft of its A320 family fleet.

The services are provided by Safran Landing Systems’ MRO facility in Gloucester, UK.

Bruno Chiarelli, Executive Vice President, MRO of Safran Landing Systems: “We’re delighted to have been selected by Wizz Air for the landing gear overhaul of a large part of their Airbus A320 and A321 fleet. We have robust and modern industrial resources that allow us to accommodate the growing demand for MRO services, served by the expertise and know-how of our teams.”

Julia Brix, Head of Technical Services, Wizz Air: “We are happy to announce the partnership with Safran Landing Systems for the overhaul of our A320F Landing Gear. Safran’s competitiveness for the offered services, its outstanding quality as the OEM for the Landing Gears as well as the commitments on reliability for our fleet were amongst the primary reasons for our decisions.”

Since signing the contract, Safran Landing Systems has already successfully completed the MRO operations of several landing gear legs belonging to the Wizz Air company.

Safran Landing Systems has a large rotable asset pool for single-aisle aircraft that can temporarily replace the landing gear under repair. This makes it possible to offer great flexibility to customers in an environment that requires constant adaptation.

This contract also benefits from the Landing Life® customer portal, covering all Safran Landing Systems after-sales activities.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with
83 000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise covers the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacturing to maintenance and repair. The company has partnerships with more than 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, supporting more to 33,000 aircraft and making over 90,000 landings every day.

Media Contact:

Christopher Constans
Safran Landing Systems

Virginie Combes
Safran Landing Systems

SOURCE: Safran


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