Industry EasyJet selects Kühne + Nagel for fleet refurbishment
Kühne + Nagel and low-cost carrier EasyJet have signed an agreement for the refurbishment and modification of the airline´s fleet.
Kühne + Nagel will provide the logistics support for the modification and refurbishment of 39 EasyJet aircraft. The work will be executed at five MRO locations throughout Europe. EasyJet hopes to keep the downtime for its aircraft to a minimum, while also benefiting from Kühne + Nagel´s supply chain solution KN InteriorChain.
KN InteriorChain is a modular solution and includes supplier order management, warehousing, multimodal transportation and services like packaging, rework, disposal and kitting. Kühne + Nagel´s processes have been certified to ensure appropriate handling of cabin material.
The extended agreement was announced after an initial partnership between the two companies for a total of 49 aircraft.
Elentinus Margeirsson, Head of Supply Chain Engineering and Technical Contracts at EasyJet said: “We have successfully worked with Kühne + Nagel on our previous fleet upgrade. For our next 39 aircraft the complexity increases as we will work in four European locations. The KN InteriorChain solution is crucial to meet the downtime requirements and have end-to-end visibility. Kühne + Nagel understands these challenges.”
To address complex customer requirements in the industry, the KN InteriorChain offers solutions for airlines, leasing companies, manufacturers and maintenance & repair organizations.
Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President Aerospace at Kühne + Nagel commented: “The release of KN InteriorChain as end-to-end digitised solution was confirmed by the market and we are proud that EasyJet decided to continue our partnership relying on this solution.”
The InteriorChain solution is based on Kühne + Nagel´s global aerospace network, its IT department and competence centres.
EasyJet is a British low-cost carrier airline with headquarters at London-Luton Airport. The airline was founded in March 1995 and operates an all-Airbus fleet of over 170 aircraft, including A319s, A320ceos and A320neos and A321neos. Subsidiary airlines are EasyJet Europe, which operates with 113 Airbus aircraft and EasyJet Switzerland, which flies with 27 aircraft. EasyJet serves 156 destinations in 36 countries and has shifted its focus on European destinations.
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