VISTARA, a new carrier based in New Delhi, has signed long-term Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contracts with Airbus with the entry into service of its 20 A320 leased fleet.
The FHS-TSP contract provides an integrated and guaranteed service ranging from components supply and repair to full airframe maintenance and engineering service. An on-site Airbus team will manage daily maintenance activities (e.g., spares, warehousing, line, engineering, checks) ensuring VISTARA can maintain the highest aircraft technical dispatch and operations.
This latest selection by VISTARA marks an important step in Airbus’ FHS strategy to play a major role in the A320 maintenance market by providing innovative and competitive solutions.
“This long-term commitment recognizes our confidence in Airbus to deliver the highest quality service," said Rajender Singh, Senior Vice President Engineering of VISTARA. "Having the aircraft manufacturer supporting our aircraft inventory, maintenance, and engineering is the most comprehensive solution for our operational readiness from day one.”
According to Didier Lux, Executive Vice President, Customer Services at Airbus, VISTARA is Airbus' first FHS customer in India. "This is a real endorsement which confirms operators’ satisfaction and value in having Airbus’ FHS-TSP turnkey solution," he said. "Our FHS team is committed to deliver the best possible service to VISTARA.”
Airbus’ FHS now covers more than 150 aircraft with operators of A320, A330, and A380 fleets.
VISTARA is the name of the joint venture between India's Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The new carrier, announced in 2013, will be a full-service airline based in New Delhi.