Snecma Services and Czech Airlines Bolster Collaboration on CFM56 Maintenance

PARIS – Czech Airlines, the Czech Republic’s flagship carrier, has awarded a seven-year engine MRO contract to Snecma Services (SAFRAN group) covering their CFM56-3 engines.

Snecma Services engineers will work with Czech Airlines in this Engine Services Per Operation (ESPO) contract to provide a complete package of services that ensures excellent reliability at optimum cost. Snecma Services will be able to anticipate required servicing and more effectively plan shop visits, thus avoiding emergency situations while ensuring continuously improved dispatch reliability.

Snecma Services’ experts will provide remote engine monitoring services, while the engine shop visits will be handled by Snecma Services Brussels, a center of excellence in CFM56-3 engine support within the Snecma Services OEM network.

This latest long-term contract follows a number of contracts already signed with Czech Airlines, and bolsters the partnership that was started more than a dozen years ago.

"We are very satisfied with this contract," says Radomir Lasak, CEO of Czech Airlines. "Snecma Services was very flexible in meeting our price and service requirements. We have every confidence in the technical expertise offered by Snecma Services, as well as their company-wide culture of continuous improvement, a critical factor in a contract of this length."

"Won in a difficult economic environment, this contract proves our ability to offer innovative solutions to reduce costs for our airline customers," says Denis Vercherin, Chairman and CEO of Snecma Services. "We are very proud to have won this maintenance contract, which clearly reflects Czech Airlines’ confidence in our services."