June 12, 2009
TOKYO -- J-AIR Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, has signed a 10-year OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its new CF34-8E engines powering 10 Embraer ERJ170 aircraft.
Delivery of the ERJ170 aircraft to the airline began in 2008.
"We have recently introduced the ERJ170 into our operations, and we are focusing heavily on its performance as it will become key to J-AIR's main fleet," said Yoshihiro Watanabe, Managing Director - Maintenance Department of J-AIR. "Therefore, the reliability of its engines is very important. J-AIR strongly expects GE Aviation to perform outstanding and economical maintenance, repair, and overhaul for our CF34 engines."
"GE Aviation is pleased J-AIR has selected our company to maintain and overhaul its CF34-8E engines," said Huntley Myrie, general manager, Small Commercial Engine Services at GE Aviation. "We have provided a similar maintenance program for their CF34-3B fleet since 2002 and this new program will further enhance our relationship with J-AIR. It is GE's commitment to provide J-AIR with the highest quality of engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul."
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.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as avionics, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings.