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Bjorn Kjos and Ray Conner with the signed services agreement. Image copyright Bangalore Aviation.

Boeing, Norwegian agree to record GoldCare coverage

Boeing announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow that Norwegian has committed to GoldCare coverage for its 737 MAX fleet and expanded coverage for the airline’s entire 787 Dreamliner fleet.

The new services agreements represent the largest commercial services order in Boeing history. The agreement is valued at around 3 billion USD.

With the GoldCare service, Boeing delivers the operational economics committed to customers when they buy Boeing airplanes. Airlines trust Boeing’s GoldCare services to deliver maintenance, engineering and parts required to run their airline’s unique operations.

Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian

“Boeing has proven to us over the past four years the value of GoldCare for our operations, The reliability and operational effectiveness of our 787 fleet has never been better. We have great expectations and confidence in what we can accomplish by leveraging GoldCare across our 737 MAX fleet as well.”

Norwegian has 108 737 MAXs on firm order, with commitments for 92 more airplanes. The airline will continue adding 787-9s to its existing 787 GoldCare agreement. Boeing has provided GoldCare Services for Norwegian’s 787 fleet since 2012. The airline will launch the 737 MAX GoldCare offering when its first airplane is delivered in May 2017. Norwegian will be the first European operator of the MAX.

Ray Conner, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

“This agreement marks a historic moment for Boeing and our services business—one we are proud to share with Norwegian, We are honored that Norwegian is expressing its confidence in Boeing’s GoldCare program. We look forward to continuing to build on our long-standing relationship and further prove the advantages and value that our services portfolio brings to their operation.”

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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