Airbus Corporate Jet Centre and Sabena Technics Sign a Spare Parts Support Agreement for ACJ Customers

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) – the specialist in Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) VIP cabin completion and associated services based in Toulouse, France – has signed a co-operation agreement with Sabena technics – a leading aircraft maintenance provider - to offer its Airbus Corporate Jet customers a comprehensive airframe spare parts support.

This airframe spares support for Airbus corporate jet aircraft includes airframe spare parts pool access & repair, spare auxiliary power unit (APU) availability, APU and line-replaceable unit (LRU) pool access & repair, wheels and brakes pool access & repair, and landing gear LRUs pool access & repair.

It also offers ACJ operators the chance to opt-in for a double-exchange program allowing them to get back their original LRUs once repaired.

Based on a monthly fixed rate - with the possibility to tailor the spares service package to customer specific needs - these services offer ACJ operators a great peace of mind as their fixed-fees cover the full service.

ACJC complements this support with its own VIP cabin spares support.

“Thanks to this new partnership, we are glad to offer our ACJ operators a customised spare parts support to accompany them at every stage of their aircraft’s life, including cabin and airframe,” says Benoit Defforge, CEO of Airbus Corporate Jet Centre.

Fabio Beretta, ACJC’s head of Customer Support and Services, adds: “This co-operation agreement is a fundamental element that completes our VIP Pass offer and gives our customers access to a complete spare parts support range. They can choose their own customised package of services to suit their needs”.

This spare parts support agreement is part of the VIP Pass package offered by ACJC to ACJ operators.

VIP Pass, the innovative package of customised services recently launched by ACJC, provides a truly innovative, nose to tail solution in the business jet market. Specifically developed for executive, government, and private operators of Airbus Corporate Jet aircraft, VIP Pass includes cabin upgrades and refurbishment, airframe maintenance, cabin and airframe spares, as well as full engine support.

VIP Pass is available for all Airbus corporate jets, confirming the ACJC team’s commitment to supporting every Airbus client’s aircraft throughout its life and to maintaining its airframe and engines to the highest standard of quality and certification.

Sabena technics. Founded in 1968, Sabena technics is a leading independent MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) provider of maintenance services to civil and military aircraft operators. The group operates under the brands Sabena technics, Sabena technics training, and Barfield, and also benefits from a joint venture specialized in hydraulic repair named Hydrep. It employs over 3,000 persons across its 15 sites worldwide. Sabena technics’ services are organized into five major activities: Airframe services (which includes the activity Business aviation, by Sabena technics), Component services, Integrated services, Military services and Training services, based on the basic principle of meeting our customers’ requirements.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre. Dedicated to providing quality cabin-outfitting and associated services for Airbus ACJ Family aircraft, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is small enough to provide personal service to customers with around 200 employees, but is also backed by the full resources of its shareholder, Airbus, the world's largest manufacturer of modern airliners. Based in Toulouse, France, ACJC has already contracted with prestigious customers in Asia, Europe and Middle East. It attributes its success to a strong technical background, plus 200 highly skilled employees that have now completed more than 15 VIP cabins for Airbus aircraft.