LE BOURGET–June 18, 2013– India’s national carrier, Air India, signed an OnPointSM overhaul engine services agreement with GE Aviation for the time and material related to the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its 96 CFM56-5B* engines that power its Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.
“This agreement will ensure Air India receives a fully customized solution with quality OEM parts and component repair to keep its engines in excellent operating condition, maximizing time-on-wing and efficiency,” said Paul McElhinney, president and chief executive officer, GE Aviation Services. ”We are pleased to extend our excellent working relationship with Air India to include maintenance of its CFM56-5B engine fleet.”
OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers’ cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE’s global support network, OnPoint services include overhaul, on wing support, new and used serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.
In 2011, GE Aviation granted its first GEnx TRUEngineTM designation to Air India’s GEnx-1B engine fleet. Air India received its first GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner last October. In 2011, Air India signed an OnPointSM solution agreement covering its GE90 engines, with GE providing comprehensive material support, training and assistance on overhaul work scoping.
Air India is the pioneer airline in India and has been in operation since 1932. The aviation infrastructure it has created over the years is a testimony of its contribution to the growth of civil aviation in India. Air India has the capability of servicing all its aircraft in-house at its own engineering facilities spread across the country. Air India today, has a young fleet of 127 aircraft and a wide network across the globe covering 62 stations in India and 32 abroad. The fleet includes GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787s, GE90-powered Boeing 777s, CF34-powered Bombardier CRJ700s and CFM56-5B-powered A319s and A321 and CFM56-7B powered B737-800. For more information on Air India, log on its website: www.airindia.in.
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