Yesterday Boeing announced at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow that Norwegian has committed to GoldCare coverage for its 737 MAX fleet and expanded coverage for the airline’s entire 787 Dreamliner fleet.
The new agreement represents the largest commercial services order in Boeing history.
Norwegian will launch Boeing’s 737 MAX GoldCare offering when its first airplane is delivered in May 2017. Under this agreement, Boeing will provide coverage through 2034.
“Boeing has proven to us over the past four years the value of GoldCare for our operations,” said Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian. “The reliability and operational effectiveness of our 787 fleet has never been better. We have great expectations and confidence in what we can accomplish by leveraging GoldCare across our 737 MAX fleet as well.”
Norwegian has 108 737 MAXs on firm order, with commitments for 92 more. In addition the airline will keep adding 787-9s to its existing 787 GoldCare agreement. Boeing has been providing GoldCare Services for Norwegian’s 787 fleet since 2012.
“This agreement marks a historic moment for Boeing and our services business—one we are proud to share with Norwegian,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We are honored that Norwegian is expressing its confidence in Boeing’s GoldCare program. We look forward to continuing to build on our long-standing relationship and further prove the advantages and value that our services portfolio brings to their operation.”