Boeing and Air Pacific Sign Next-Generation 737 Landing Gear Overhaul/Exchange Agreement

Boeing [NYSE: BA] Commercial Aviation Services has signed Air Pacific for Boeing's Next-Generation 737 landing gear overhaul and exchange program. This is the first customer for the program and this agreement will cover the entire fleet of Air Pacific's Next-Generation 737 fleet.

By utilizing the Boeing Service Center Repair Network, customers will receive support anywhere around the world. Boeing will be allocating a number of shipsets (nose gear, lefthand and righthand main gear) to support future customers.

"We are excited to welcome Air Pacific to the Boeing exchange and overhaul program," said Mark Owen, vice president of Commercial Aviation Services Material Management. "We believe we can be a huge asset to their growing fleet and provide top-notch service on a 24x7 basis."

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is a customer-focused organization. It provides products, services and integrated solutions to improve fleet utilization, reduce costs, leverage leading-edge information management, and ensure passenger well-being. The Boeing Company is the world's leading aerospace company providing products and services to customers in 145 countries.

Air Pacific had as been in operation since 1951 and now serves 19 cities in 11 countries with an all-Boeing fleet. Fiji based Air Pacific in 1998 was the first scheduled operator for the Next-Generation 737 in the Southern Hemisphere. The carrier provides service to the South Pacific region; Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia; Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand; Honolulu and Los Angeles in the United States; Vancouver, Canada; and Tokyo, Japan.

For further information:
Shannon Frew
(Attending MRO US in Atlanta)
mobile: 206-852-4957
Nancy Standifer
mobile: 206-437-4427
Tim Healy
John Campbell
Managing Director & CEO
Air Pacific