Boeing puts freeze on catalogue prices

Boeing is extending a price freeze on its catalogue of commercial aeroplane spare parts in order to assist its customers during the industry-wide downturn.

Boeing has announced that it is extending a price freeze on its catalogue of commercial aeroplane spare parts in order to assist its commercial airlines customers during an industry-wide downturn.

The Commercial Spare Parts Catalogue is a listing of parts, produced by both Boeing and Boeing suppliers, which are commonly used in large quantities for aircraft maintenance and repair.

Prices for parts previously listed in the catalogue will continue to be held to 2001 price levels. Parts added to the 2003 Commercial Spare Parts Catalogue will be held at prices in effect October 1, 2002.

Boeing did not issue a 2002 catalogue, opting instead to extend its 2001 catalogue through the end of this year. 2003 Catalogue prices will take effect on January 1, 2003 and remain in effect until December 31, 2003.

‘As an industry partner, Boeing is committed to helping our airline customers through these challenging times,’ said Mark Owen, vice president of Spares for Commercial Aviation Services. ‘By holding prices, we can continue to provide spare parts at prices that offer value to our customers.’

Boeing is adding parts to the catalogue that have shown high demand and removing those that had low demand. Boeing also will eliminate its $25 line item minimum, effective Jan. 1, 2003.

To further reduce costs for its customers, Boeing will discontinue general printing of the paper catalogue and offer several other options. Customers can either download the catalogue from the Boeing Web or receive a copy in either diskette or CD-ROM format.

Boeing, which has eight distribution centres located throughout the world, processes about 1.8 million shipments of spare parts annually.

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