Ultra Electronics Controls (CAGE code K8081) and Satair have further extended their joint partnership together with the inclusion of Ultra’s new B787 Wing Ice Protection System (WIPS) to Satair’s scope of support activities for Ultra in the Asia Pacific region.
The primary function of the B787 WIPS is to provide electro-thermal ice protection to a designated area of the aircraft wing leading edge slats. Satair will be responsible for the WIPS spares distribution in the region, including AOG support where customers can contact Ultra in case of emergency and gain ready access to inventory managed by Satair in Singapore.
“Satair is extremely proud of this further expansion of our relationship with Ultra Electronics Controls” says Steen Karsbo, Group Vice President and Head of Global Marketing of Satair. “Based on many years of close cooperation with such a high quality organization, it was natural for both parties to ensure that the support of B787 in the Asia Pacific region received the highest level of attention, especially with the new WIPS system, which incorporates new technology.”
“We are delighted to expand our long-standing relationship with Satair to include the support of our B787 WIPS in the Asia Pacific region” commented Jeff Stone, Commercial & Contracts Manager at Ultra. “Satair’s proactive, customer focused approach, coupled with its knowledge and experience of Ultra’s products, made it the natural choice of partner to support this new and innovative system.”
Apart from the B787 WIPS, Satair currently supports Ultra in Asia Pacific for its Landing Gear Control Interface Units (LGCIUs) on the A319/A320/A321/A330/A340 (Sales and Repair), as well as its Maintenance Service Panel and Steering Disconnect Panel on the A380 (Sales).
Satair operates out of Singapore (Distribution and Repair Services) and Beijing (Distribution) in Asia Pacific.
About Ultra Electronics Controls
Ultra Electronics Controls specializes in supplying high integrity control systems to the aerospace industry. The business provides systems to aircraft and engine manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Eurofighter, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Pratt & Whitney, as well as other systems providers such as Goodrich and Meggitt.
Airbus Material & Supply Chain Services and Satair are part of Satair Group, a 100% stand-alone company and Airbus subsidiary with $1.3 billion revenue, more than 1,000 employees worldwide and a vision to become the global market leader in the civil aircraft parts management business in 2017.