Boeing has signed a 12-year agreement with Norwegian Air Shuttle to provide maintenance services for its future fleet of six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner long-haul aircraft.
Under the agreement, Boeing will provide its GoldCare Enterprise, which comprises the complete parts, engineering, and maintenance solution for the European airliner.
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services senior vice president, Lou Mancini, said: "Norwegian already operates the company's Maintenance Performance Toolbox and is an existing customer for both of its 737 Component Services and Landing Gear Exchange Programmes."
"We look forward to further proving the advantages and value that our Boeing Edge services portfolio bring to their operation," added Mancini.
Boeing's GoldCare Enterprise will help Norwegian to operate its new long-haul services efficiently by keeping its aircraft assets maintained to regulatory requirements and industry standards.
The company will supervise scheduled and minor maintenance, which will be conducted between flights and overnight while Norwegian will be responsible for all engineering and maintenance activities.
Norwegian Air Shuttle chief operating officer, Asgeir Nyseth, said: "We look forward to leveraging the GoldCare service which will allow us to focus on providing outstanding service for our customers."
GoldCare lifecycle solution will provide maintenance, engineering and material management through its advanced global e-enabling technologies.
GoldCare supports the airliners by using the latest technology to turn airplane operating data into diagnostic information that improves efficiency and airplane availability.
The 787-8 Dreamliner is powered by new engines from General Electric and Rolls-Royce and can carry 210 - 250 passengers on routes of 7,650nm to 8,200nm.
Image: The 12 year agreement will include the provision of MRO services for the airliner's future Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. Photo: Norwegian