Emirates Airline, FedEx Express renew contract
Emirates Airline has renewed its contract with FedEx Express to provide the airline with supply-chain solutions for an additional three years.
As part of the agreement, FedEx will focus on providing Emirates with enhanced solutions for their spare parts and flight operations supply chain. Automation is a central component of the new contract, with FedEx aiming to fully automate Emirates’ shipping needs by integrating its order processing for aircraft spares.
“We are proud to have worked with Emirates since 1990,” said Hamdi Osman, Regional Vice President, FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent and Africa. “FedEx continually evaluates and upgrades the services provided to customers and we firmly believe that this has helped our longstanding relationship with Emirates Airline move from strength to strength.”
Emirates’ current fleet is comprised of 70 aircraft - a mix of Airbus A330-200s, A340-500s, Boeing 777-300s, 777-200s and 747-200/400 freighters. In 2006, Emirates will receive the first of 45 A380 double-deckers on order, and over the next decade it expects to more than double its fleet size.
“FedEx has been an important logistics partner for Emirates for almost as long as the airline has been in operation,” said Saeed Mohammed, Emirates’ Vice President Procurement & Logistics (Services), “From early on, FedEx has developed effective solutions for our shipping requirements that ensure the fast delivery of spare parts wherever and whenever they are required. We are confident that FedEx’s unparalleled service will continue to help Emirates maintain its fleet to the optimum standard to ensure a consistent level of service to our customers.” (menareport.com)
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