UK-based low-cost carrier, easyJet has signed an agreement with Kuehne + Nagel for logistics support as it begins a project to refurbish and modify 39 aircraft in its A320 fleet at various MRO locations. The project will make use of Kuehne + Nagel’s ‘KN InteriorChain’ supply chain system as they believe it will keep the planned downtime for refurbishment to a minimum.
This is not the airline’s first use of the system, as Elentinus Margeirsson, head of supply chain engineering and technical contracts at easyJet stated, ’’We successfully worked with Kuehne + Nagel on our previous fleet upgrade. For our next 39 aircraft the complexity increases as we will work in four European locations. The KN InteriorChain solution is crucial to meet the downtime requirements and have end-to-end visbility.”
The KN InteriorChain system includes supplier order management, multimodal transportation and warehousing, as well as value-added services such as kitting, packaging, rework and disposal. To ensure cabin materials are handled appropriately and in line with requirements, the system’s processes are certified against the EN/AS 9100:2016 standard. All rework activities are carried out by certified EASA part-145 mechanics, while most disposal activities are supported by an AFRA certified partner. Monitoring and management of material flows across all means of transportation and warehousing is carried out through an integrated online ordering, cargo management and material management system.