Low-cost carrier Flyadeal signed a seven-year agreement with GE Aviation covering overhauls for the CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus A320-200 fleet. The TrueChoice overhaul agreement includes time and materials for work on the powerplants of 11 of the narrowbody aircraft.
Previously, the cost and logistics for engine removal, delivery, and collection were the responsibility of the Saudi Arabian Airlines subsidiary. Under the turnkey TrueChoice package, they all are covered now by GE Aviation, which with Safran makes the CFM International turbofans.
Caerdav, which is an authorized GE Aviation MRO provider based at Cardiff in the UK, will provide the service. GE Aviation offers various TrueChoice support packages covering MRO requirements throughout the life of an engine, and all are backed by the manufacturer’s remote monitoring and diagnostics capabilities.
“We are delighted to be working with GE Aviation in developing its first integrated turnkey engine services program which addresses the complete A to Z needs of Flyadeal under a single vendor agreement,” said the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Hewitt. “It’s a testament to how a true low-fare operator like Flyadeal is driving innovation and change by working closely with key partners willing to adapt to the specific operational needs of Flyadeal.”