The TRUEngine program – available for CF6, GEnx, CF34 and CFM56 engines - was developed in response to a growing industry need to better understand engine material content as assets are evaluated and redistributed. With the TRUEngine designation, engine owners, potential buyers, lessors, and appraisers know that an engine's content and maintenance history have been verified by GE, enabling them to more easily evaluate engine configuration, asset value and re-marketability.
Studies show that engines maintained in the OEM configuration can have as much as 50% higher residual value versus those engines maintained with Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) content and/or Designated Engineering Repairs (DERs)†. For details on this research, view the GE Service Solutions article [PDF] regarding a study conducted by the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) that examined asset resale prices for CF6-80C2 and CFM56-3/-5C engines.
Qualification for TRUEngine status is a two-step process that includes the customer declaration and a submittal of maintenance records to ensure the engine configuration, overhaul practices, spare parts and repairs used to service an engine are consistent with GE and CFM issued engine manuals and other maintenance recommendations. There is no cost to participate, and the TRUEngine designation is fully transferrable.† Based on CFM, GE and independent third-party research.