CFM International has expanded its TruEngine program coverage to include content assurance guarantee (CAG) for subsequent buyers of qualified CFM56 engines. The engine maker launched the CAG in response to customer requests for more assurance of asset value upon the sale of a CFM56. With this guarantee, customers who purchase a CFM56 are entitled to a 50-percent credit on replacement parts if, at the first shop visit after transfer of ownership, any parts or repairs found in the engine are not original CFM parts or CFM-authorized repairs.
A spokesman for GE told AIN, “The guarantee comes automatically when someone purchases a qualified engine. To maintain TruEngine status, the engine must continue to include original CFM parts and repairs.”
CFM has also contracted with The Aircraft Group to validate submitted engine records. To qualify, a customer submits engine serial numbers, along with the required maintenance records, to substantiate that the engine content, overhaul practices and repairs are consistent with CFM recommendations for that engine. The Aircraft Group will streamline the evaluation process and improve the reliability of information through its TAG Fleet Online software.