A commercial jet engine is typically in service for more than 25 years and changes ownership at least once in its operational life. The engine's material content, maintenance history and supportability impact marketability and overall value.
† Based on CFM, GE and independent third-party research.
In fact, recent 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 more information on some of this compelling research, view the GE Service Solutions article [PDF] regarding a recent study conducted by the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) that examined asset resale prices for CF6-80C2 and CFM56-3/-5C engines.
The TRUEngine program - now available for CF34 engines, as well as CF6, GEnx and CFM56 - was developed in response to a growing industry need to better understand engine material content as assets are evaluated and redistributed.
As the owner of a GE engine, you want to maximize your asset's marketability and have peace of mind that it receives the full range of GE's world-class support.
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.
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TRUEngine Authorized MROs
Along with GE and Snecma engine overhaul facilities, ST Aerospace (CFM56) and StandardAero (CFM56 and CF34) are licensed TRUEngine Authorized MROs. This gives customers choice and the assurance that these shops perform overhauls with materials that adhere to OEM engine specifications.
The TRUEngine Value
TRUEngine qualification enhances an engine's marketability and asset valuation by designating those engines as having known OEM material content and configuration and by providing customers with valuable quantitative benefits.
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.