years ago, we introduced the Boeing Component Exchange Program,
a service designed to free carriers from costly fleet-support tasks
without sacrificing airplane schedule reliability. Today, seven
airlines worldwide participate in our program, experiencing substantial
savings across their growing fleets of 737-600/-700/-800/-900 airplanes.
With Component Exchange,
we maintain a dedicated inventory of selected high-value components
so participating airlines dont need to. Avionics, actuators,
display units, and other flight-critical parts can be on their way
to airlines before mechanics have even removed a damaged part from
Instead of keeping multiple
high-value line replaceable units (LRU) in stock, airlines maintain
only minimal inventories of LRUs and order exchange replacements
from us, which we ship within one day. The airlines send us their
removed units, and we arrange for repair, modification, or overhaul
through a network of approved service providers. The units are restored
to airworthy condition, upgraded to reflect design changes, and
returned to the exchange inventory pool, where they are ready once
again for any customer in the program.
not only reduce repair expenses and inventory holding costs
which can run into the millions of dollars they also stabilize
their long-term maintenance budget planning.
Under the Component Exchange
Program, Next-Generation 737 operators sign up for a term of up
to 10 years, paying a rate that covers a potential exchange of approximately
300 different LRUs. The rate is based on fleet size and flight-hours.
Supplier parts are included in the program.
For more information
about the Component Exchange Program, please contact your Boeing
Field Service representative or send us an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to help you
reduce your inventory investment and improve schedule reliability.
At Boeing, we are committed
to your success.