Aviall named preferred part provider for CFM56-powered Boeing Business Jets on GE’s OnPoint engine service program
CFM56 engines are in service on more than 150 Boeing Business Jets around the world
Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, signed an agreement with GE Aviation to support its OnPointSM service program for CFM56 engines installed on Boeing Business Jets with new and used parts, lease engines, and line-replaceable units (LRUs). OnPoint is GE’s business jet engine service program that provides predictable maintenance costs and access to its world class service network, which was rated #1 for turbofans by AIN readers in 2016.
“Aviall is proud to expand upon our strategic business relationship with GE by providing our innovative global parts distribution capabilities in support of Boeing Business Jets’ use of the CFM56 engine,” said Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel. “This integrated partnership across our businesses will help to maximize and simplify the overall supply chain while further enabling full-service engine support and quality customer service experiences across the world.”
CFM56 engines are in service on more than 150 Boeing Business Jets around the world. The first CFM56 engines entered service in 1982 and provided a quantum leap to the aviation industry segment in terms of fuel efficiency, noise and emissions levels.
This announcement builds on previous CF34-3, CF34-8 and CF34-10 agreements between Aviall and GE made in March 2015 and October 2016, respectively. The ownership transfer built on an exclusive distributor agreement launched in 2009, where Aviall became responsible for forecasting, ordering, and delivering all genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts unique to CF34-3 engines. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries.
About Boeing Business Jets
Boeing Business Jets offers a complete portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for Government and Head of State operations. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 – high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family – as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
* CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
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