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DHL wins 10-year contract from Hong Kong’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific

LBR Staff Writer Published 14 July 2017

DHL Supply Chain has secured 10-year contract from Cathay Pacific to manage aircraft service parts logistics for its mainline fleet in Hong Kong.

Under the deal, DHL has started managing all aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics operations for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in the airlines’ home base at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA),

DHL will be responsible for the storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of 80,000 specific aviation part types, components and equipment, which will be used to maintain Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s combined fleet of 180 aircraft.

The company will also collaborate with incumbent aircraft maintenance provider HAECO to offer additional services such as parts inspection and airside operations.

According o DHL, a team of 120 trained supply chain specialists manage more than 90,000ft² of warehousing space round the clock to process one million unit of spares transaction per annum

DHL is said to start introducing process improvements and implement new supply chain systems within the initial phase of the contract.

Cathay Pacific engineering director Neil Glenn said: “Aircraft maintenance and repairs require constant precision and care, which is supported by the efficient storage, handling and on-demand provisioning of vast numbers of spare parts."

DHL Supply Chain Greater China CEO Yin Zou said: "DHL Supply Chain has invested heavily in building up its capabilities to service the aviation industry’s exacting safety and compliance needs. With Hong Kong taking the lead, we are looking at extending this capability in the Greater China region, particularly mainland China and Taiwan.”


Image: DHL will take responsibility for the storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of 80,000 specific aviation part types, components and equipment. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.