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August 2018

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CFM announced a number of Rate Per Flight Hour agreements during the Farnborough International Airshow, including:

·         Aeromexico, for 12 years to support a minimum of 128 LEAP-1B engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. The order is valued at $2.3 billion at list price;

·         Zhejiang Loong Airlines, for 12 years to support its fleet of LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B engines. The agreement is valued at $500 million at list price;

·         Yunnan Hongtu Airlines, for 12 years to support CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The agreement also includes the potential purchase two LEAP-1A and one CFM56-5B spare engine and is valued at a total of $408 million at list price;

·         STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan, for 12 years to support leased Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by the LEAP-1A engine. The agreement, which includes the purchase of one spare engine, is valued at $220 million;

·         Comair of South Africa, for eight years to support is fleet of 16 CFM56-7B engines. The agreement is valued at $160 million at list price.


EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialising in pneumatic systems and Auxiliary Power Units (APU), has announced the signature of a new contract with existing client El Al covering maintenance for 16 type APS5000 APUs equipping the Israeli carrier's fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The multi-year contract includes the leasing of spare APU, when needed during shop visits.


GE Aviation announced a number of TrueChoice agreements during the Farnborough International Airshow, including:

·         LEVEL of Spain, for 10 years to support CF6-80E engines to power two new Airbus A330 aircraft. The engine order and TrueChoice agreement are valued at more than $170 million list price and over the life of the service agreement;

·         Arkia Israeli Airlines, for 10 years to support CF34-10E engines that power its three Embraer E190 aircraft. This deal is valued at more than $75 million over the life of the agreement;

·         Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), for 10 years to support CF34-10E engines.


IAE International Aero Engines has signed a three-year non-exclusive maintenance services agreement with Vietnam Airlines for V2500 engines.


Lufthansa Technik and the Norwegian Air Shuttle Group have signed an MoU for the early extension of an existing Total Engine Support (TES) contract to cover all-inclusive services for CFM56-7B engines powering the airline's current fleet of 115 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. According to the MoU, Lufthansa Technik will cover all planned and unplanned shop visits for the next five years at its Hamburg engine shop. The extended agreement will also cover engine lease management with Lufthansa Technik securing the leasing of spare engines for Norwegian to ensure availability during peak overhaul periods. The contract will also include the regular employment of Lufthansa Technik's proprietary Cyclean Engine Wash and on-site services such as the use of the portable oil smell detection device, aerotracer, a joint product of AIRSENSE Analytics and Lufthansa Technik.


Pratt & Whitney Canada has signed a long term comprehensive support agreement with China Southern Airlines to cover APS3200 APU maintenance for the airline's order of 104 purchased and leased Airbus A320 Family aircraft. With this contract award, China Southern will operate more than 250 Airbus A320 Family aircraft with the APS3200.


Pratt & Whitney has signed long term Geared Turbofan (GTF) EngineWise service agreements with Tianjin Airlines and West Air covering a fleet of 20 leased Airbus A320neo Family aircraft operated by both carriers and with Middle East Airlines (MEA) for 11 firm Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.


Rolls-Royce has announced Apollo Aviation Group (together with its affiliates, Apollo Aviation) and CDB Aviation as new customers for LessorCare, which will be adopted across existing and future fleets of Trent-powered aircraft.


Rolls-Royce has signed a new TotalCare Parts Availability Services agreement with Philippine Airlines, covering Trent XWB engines that power six Airbus A350 aircraft.


Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare agreement with AirAsia X covering Trent 7000 engines for 34 Airbus A330neo aircraft. The announcement also supports the UMW Aerospace facility in Malaysia, which provides Trent 7000 fancases to Rolls-Royce.

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