November 16, 2017: Boeing signed a 747-8 freighter fleet Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange Program with Cathay Pacific Airways.
Through the offering, Cathay’s 747-8 freighter fleet, representing 14 aircraft, will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear as well as AOG coverage.
“Boeing values its relationship with Cathay Pacific Airways, and we are pleased to support them through a comprehensive alternative to managing 787-8 landing gear internally,” said David Longridge, vice president of Commercial Services Sales, Boeing Global Services. “This service provides a simple and economical solution for our customers to manage landing gear overhauls.”
Through the program, landing gear that needs to be repaired or overhauled can be exchanged for another set of certified landing gear from a pool that Boeing maintains, eliminating the need for customers to contract, schedule and manage the overhaul process.