SriLankan Airlines Selects GE's OnPoint Solution Agreement for CFM56-5B Engines
SriLankan Airlines and GE Aviation signed a contract for a five-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CFM56-5B* engines that power its Airbus A320 aircraft.
FARNBOROUGH - SriLankan Airlines and GE Aviation signed a contract for a five-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CFM56-5B* engines that power its Airbus A320 aircraft.
"SriLankan Airlines prides itself on exemplary service, comfort, safety and reliability," said Kapila Chandrasena, CEO, SriLankan Airlines. "The OnPoint solution agreement with GE will ensure our engines receive the best overhaul and maintenance service to allow us to focus on our flying customers."
"GE Aviation looks forward to providing OEM-quality maintenance, repair and overhaul to SriLankan Airlines' CFM56-5B engine fleet," said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of GE Aviation's Services organization. "The OnPoint solution agreement will allow SriLankan Airlines to optimize its operational expertise while GE works to ensure its engine fleet continues its outstanding performance and reliability."
OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers' cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE's global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability and punctuality. Awards include World's Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax, Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette, World's Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industrie, and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer. Launched in 1979, the airline's hubs are located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 89 destinations in 44 countries around the world. SriLankan has mutual code share services with Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Alitalia and Mihin Lanka.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.--------------------------------------