Bmi selected SAS Component's Free2Fly program for its fleet of three A330s, 10 A321s, 11 A320s and four A319s on a long-term basis, the companies announced yesterday. Under the contract, SAS Component will buy and lease back bmi's stock of A330 rotables and set up branch stores at Manchester and Heathrow. The contract follows a decision by bmi to focus on core activities and a realization that SAS Component with its volume is in an ideal position to negotiate prices with OEMs.

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