Airbus and flag carrier Malaysia Airlines have reached an agreement to extend their widebody Flight Hour Services Components (FHS-C) contract.

The contract extension covers Malaysia Airlines’ A330 and A350 fleets and it comes after the carrier recently completed its restructuring exercise.

Malaysia Airlines chief operations officer Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with Airbus and trust the brand to provide vital technical support for our widebody fleet.

“As we move forward as an airline and share our Malaysian hospitality worldwide, the Airbus aircraft we fly will become a symbol of reliability and consistency.”

Under this multi-year contract, Airbus will provide technical support for Malaysia Airlines’ current A350 and A330 widebody fleets, as well as cargo carrier MASKargo-operated A330-200Fs.

The aircraft manufacturer will also deliver component services, engineering and repairs access to spare pool, on-site-stock at the main base, guaranteed parts availability and secure aircraft technical performance.

Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley said: “We are pleased to continue our close relationship with Malaysia Airlines with the extension of this FHS agreement.

“Especially in these challenging times, Airbus strives to provide the highest quality, value-adding and tailor-made solutions to our airline partners to support them and enhance the daily operations of their fleet.”

As of October 2020, Malaysia Airlines had 15 A330-300, six A350 XWB and six A330-200 passenger aircraft in its fleet while MASKargo had three A330-200F freighters.