DUBAI -- November 18, 2013 – GE has awarded Royal Jordanian Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 12 CF34-10E and six CF34-8E engines powering its fleet of five EMBRAER 195s and three EMBRAER 175s. Royal Jordanian is the first airline in the Middle East/Africa region to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34. The agreement was concluded between GE Aviation Services President and CEO Paul McElhinney and Royal Jordanian President/CEO Amer Hadidi at the Dubai Air Show.
“The TRUEngine designation is a valuable way for us to maintain maximum value of our engines while affirming our commitment to OEM quality maintenance,” Hadidi said. “We are proud to be the first CF34 TRUEngine operator in the Middle East.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Royal Jordanian to the CF34 TRUEngine program,” McElhinney said. “The CF34 TRUEngine program has rapidly grown to include more than 600 engines as more carriers recognize the enhanced marketability and higher residual values the program provides.”
Launched in 2008 for the CFM56, the TRUEngine designation provides assurance to owners, operators, and engine buyers that engines qualified as TRUEngine have been maintained in the OEM configuration. Independent studies show that engines maintained with OEM parts and repairs maintain as much as 50% higher resale values compared to engines that include non-OEM parts or repairs. The program has been expanded to include CF6, GEnx and CF34 engines. More than 8,300 engines operated by113 operators have received the TRUEngine designation.
To qualify for TRUEngine status, the engine configuration, overhaul practices, spare parts and repairs used to service an engine must comply with GE-issued engine manuals and other maintenance recommendations. The qualification is obtained through the customer's declaration of compliance and GE's verification of customer submitted maintenance records since birth. Benefits include enhanced marketability, extended new part warranty, complimentary access to engine lease pool and optimized product support. For more information, visit www.geaviation.com/services/truengine-program.
Headquartered in Amman, Royal Jordanian is the national carrier of Jordan, serving a network of 61 destinations spread over four continents with 32 modern and comfortable aircraft. Through its airline partners in oneworld, RJ now reaches 1000 cities in more than 150 countries. Royal Jordanian will commence receiving 11 Boeing 787s in the second half of 2014. For further information, please visit www.rj.com. Follow RJ at www.facebook.com/RoyalJordanian and at Twitter: @RoyalJordanian.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboshaft and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
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