Hawaiian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AG have recently signed a contract for engine wash services. The cooperation comprises engine wash services for Hawaiian's Airbus A330 Fleet with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines at Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
The engine cleaning frees the engines, in particular the fan and compressor blades, from dirt such as sand, mud, dust and pollen. Once cleaned, the engines are more thermally efficient in operation and use less kerosene for the same level of performance. This reduces costs and is better for the environment.
"For us and our customers, the performance of the engines, protecting the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, and cost savings from extended on-wing time are foremost considerations," says Oliver C. Winter, Manager Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik.
"Increased reliability and EGT margin, reduced fuel flow and a short turn-around time of the wash event pay into the success story of Cyclean® Engine Wash".
Lufthansa Technik's highly efficient engine cleaning system, Cyclean® Engine Wash is already used by more than 30 airline customers worldwide.
Lufthansa Technik offers Cyclean® for all current engine models from the major manufacturers General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, CFMI and IAE. The number of cleaning stations is continually growing in response to high demand. There are currently more than 30 stations in operation in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
With more than 9,000 engine washes having been carried out, Cyclean® Engine Wash is an established engine cleaning system on the market which can be carried out directly at the gate in a very short performance time. Thanks to formidable time savings, significant reductions in fuel and emissions, and the lowering of engine maintenance costs, the technology has become indispensable for many airline customers.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise.
The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.