Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32241 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
I imagine it would appeal to the smaller operators.
If nothing else, Boeing has put together a world-class group of folks to support existing MROs with supporting the 787 so even if no company takes GoldCare, the fact that the infrastructure to support the plane exists will be of comfort to operators.
Quote: Boeing 787 launch customer Jetstar is concerned that operating costs for its new fleet will be significantly higher than expected after receiving the first batch of bids for aftermarket support. Speaking at the maintenance master class during last week's Asian Aerospace Congress in Hong Kong, Seb Mackinnon, acting general manager of procurement at the Qantas low-cost subsidiary, said that the figures Jetstar has calculated so far for 787 per hour operating cost is "quantum higher than what the Qantas Group was expecting and that's obviously pretty alarming".