|IATA Welcomes Rolls-Royce Commitment to Open Aftermarket Best Practice
|The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Rolls-Royce plc have signed a joint statement that clarifies the engine manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to an open and competitive approach to its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
The document was finalized after several months of productive and collaborative dialogue on industry best practice for engine MRO services.
Both organizations are aligned on four key principles that underpin the Rolls-Royce approach to the MRO ecosystem and are included in the official statement:
Among those expected to benefit are airlines, aircraft and engine lessors, and organizations wishing to provide MRO services for Rolls-Royce engines.
Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General said: “This statement is timely as the post COVID-19 restart will see an acute need to repair damaged finances while operating at the highest standards of safety and reliability.
Chris Cholerton, President Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, said: “We welcome this agreement that recognises our ongoing commitment to providing customers with a flexible, capable and competitive MRO offering. We appreciate that an open and balanced ecosystem of MRO providers allows airlines to have access to greater choice and competitive pricing.”