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July 2017

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AFI KLM E&M and Air Canada have extended the scope and duration of the GE90 support contract originally signed between the two groups in 2010 to include four additional engines powering the two latest Boeing 777-300ERs to enter the Canadian flag carrier’s fleet. The contract’s duration has also been extended.


AFI KLM E&M is to join the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork with an agreement covering Trent XWB engines. AIR FRANCE KLM has 25 Airbus A350 aircraft on order with 25 options, all powered by the Trent XWB. These engines will be supported under a TotalCare long term services arrangement, with engine maintenance carried out by AFI KLM E&M. In addition, both parties will co-operate on the repair of Rolls-Royce engine parts and components. First component repairs to be implemented by AFI KLM E&M are Trent 1000 LPC shaft and IPC front stub shaft, and Trent 1000/Trent XWB Tiled Combustion chambers.


CFM International has announced an order for 20 CFM56-5B engines from VietJet Air to power 10 new Airbus A321ceo aircraft. The agreement is valued at $580 million, including 20 installed engines, two spare engines and a long-term support agreement.


CFM International has signed a number of Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreements for LEAP-1A engines:


  • A 15-year agreement with China Eastern to support 70 new Airbus A320neo aircraft, to be delivered from 2018. The aircraft order was announced February 2014
  • An agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to support a total of 55 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including spare engines. These aircraft, which are intended for operation at British Airways and Iberia, are scheduled to begin delivery in 2018 and are part of an order announced by IAG between 2014 and 2015
  • A 15-year agreement with Arkia Israeli Airlines to support four Airbus A321neo. The engine order was announced in April 2017, the aircraft order was announced in July 2012.


It also signed a 15-year RPFH agreement with Turkish Airlines to support LEAP-1B engines that will power 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023.


GE Aviation (GE) and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have entered into a CF34 General Support License agreement for the entire CF34 turbofan family. This agreement supports LTAA efforts to provide CF34 engine overhaul services until 2029.


GE Aviation announced a number of TrueChoice Overhaul agreements at the Paris Air Show, including:


  • A 15-year Overhaul agreement with China Eastern for GEnx-1B engines to power 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Delivery of these aircraft will begin in 2018. The aircraft order was announced in April 2016
  • A 15-year Flight Hour agreement with China Southern for GE90-110B engines powering 12 Boeing 777 freighter aircraft and GE90-115B engines powering 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft
  • A five-year Overhaul agreement with Royal Air Maroc for CF34-10E engines powering its four Embraer E190 aircraft. With this agreement, GE Aviation will be the service provider for all of Royal Air Maroc’s GE engines
  • A 12-year Flight Hour agreement with EVA Airways for CF6-80E1 engines that power its 12 Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement is valued at about $400 million over the life of the contract
  • An eight-year Overhaul agreement with Sunwing Airlines of Canada for CFM56-7B engines that power 19 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $60 million over the life of the contract
  • A five-year Material agreement with ANA (All Nippon Airways) for the CF6-80C2 engines powering its fleet of Boeing 767-300s. The agreement is valued at more than $400 million over the life of the contract
  • A three-year Transitions agreement with Atlas Air for time and material to repair and overhaul 41 CF6-80C2 engines that power its fleet of Boeing 767-300F aircraft
  • A two-year Time and Material contract with Japan Airlines for the repair and overhaul of 18 CF6-80C2 engines that power its fleet of Boeing 767-300 and 767-300ER aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $75 million over the life of the contract.

Honeywell has been selected by Asiana Airlines to supply its 131-9A APUs to 74 aircraft, of which 49 will be retrofitted on the airline’s existing Airbus A320ceo and A321ceo fleet, and the remaining 25 on its new Airbus A321neo fleet. The retrofit program for the Airbus A320ceo and A321ceo fleet will run from 2017 until 2020, while delivery for the new Airbus A321neo fleet is scheduled from 2019 until 2025. Honeywell will provide Asiana Airlines with a global network of maintenance services from its local customer support team based in South Korea, together with an established APU maintenance facility in Singapore that has a strong, longstanding relationship with Asiana Airlines.


Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) and Israeli low cost carrier Israir have signed an exclusive long-term agreement covering engine MRO services as well as spare engine support for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engines powering two ATR 72 aircraft.


Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare service supports. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. 


StandardAero Turboprops & Fleets has been selected to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B engine maintenance and field services support for Antwerp, Belgium-based VLM Airlines’ fleet of six Fokker 50 aircraft. Engine maintenance will take place at StandardAero’s European Service Center  located at Tilburg, the Netherlands, for in-region engine shop support as well as at the company’s Winnipeg, Canada facility. Field services support will also be available onsite at VLM’s base in Antwerp. The new, two-year agreement was completed on 16 May 2017 and was modelled on a previous successful agreement.

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