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Russian airline chooses Snecma engine services

 - July 14, 2008, 10:56 AM

S7 Airlines announced here yesterday that it has signed a 13-year engine service per hour contract with Snecma Services covering its CFM56-5A engines. The new pact follows another signed two years ago. One of Russia’s largest domestic airlines, S7 Airlines bases its operation in Novosibirsk and has its largest hub at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.

S7 is expanding and harmonizing its fleet, and last year it acquired nine additional Airbus A319s. Snecma Services will handle the maintenance for the new engines as well as for all other CFM56 engines operated by the airline.

For Snecma Services, the 13-year contract means the opportunity to obtain in-depth understanding of the engines over time, enhancing the quality of service delivered to its customers. Through long-term contracts such as this one, Snecma Services provides ongoing support to airlines expanding their business.

Since being founded in 1992 as Sibir Airlines, S7 Airlines has logged steady growth. Today, it ranks as one of the 50 largest domestic airlines in the world, with more than 5.7 million passengers and 48,000 flights per year.