FL Technics and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) have signed a five-year contract as the companies’ identify synergies and growth potential in mutual operations. One of the keys of the successful partnership became an aligned approach towards sustainable and efficient business models, highly focused on reducing impact on the environment.
FL Technics has invested in the Europe-based wheels and brakes business to add a new service to its MRO portfolio, with clear competitive advantages of LEAN-based operations, own supply-chain solutions, and convenient locations of the facilities, including the wheels and brakes shops. The capabilities and infrastructure allow the company to provide fast and efficient services, granting quick turn-around times for airlines and operators. As a result, FL Technics contributes to the global effort within the aviation industry to reduce CO2 footprints by optimising delivery times and shortening ranges necessary to be flown in between aircraft services.
In the meantime, one of the measures that Norwegian is taking to improve efficiency of operations and reduce its CO2 footprint is the purchase of 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, that are due to be delivered between 2025 and 2028. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is approximately 14% more fuel-efficient compared to the previous-generation aircraft, putting the company on a strong footing to achieve its target of reducing emissions by 45% by 2030. Both approaches lead to a perfect match for the two companies as they will reduce operational costs, improve efficiency and in general – will shape a sustainable model of mutual business.