Leisure travel company TUI Travel PLC will be the launch customer for Boeing’s GoldCare service, Boeing announced today. The service will cover 13 Boeing 787 Dreamliners TUI has on order, to be operated by Thomson Airways, Tuifly Nordic, Jetairfly and Arkefly. Under the 12-year contract, Boeing will provide maintenance, engineering and material management. “We have developed this exciting concept with Boeing and are confident that this service will optimize the efficiency of our airlines’ operations, reduce complexity, provide value to our stakeholders and allow us to continue to provide outstanding service for our customers,” said TUI’s Director of Engineering Fraser Ellacott. Boeing said GoldCare allows airlines to focus on its passengers, providing services at a predictable cost based on flight hours. “GoldCare will boost airplane reliability, reduce cost and improve efficiency throughout the lifecycle of the airplane,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Vice President Bob Avery. In addition to Boeing, the GoldCare team includes GE Aviation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Moog Inc., Panasonic and Rockwell Collins.