Japan Airlines Signs CFM56-7B Services Agreement with GE
EVENDALE, OH -- Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a five-year TrueChoice Overhaul agreement to cover its CFM56-7B* engines that power its 48 Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleet. The TrueChoice Overhaul agreement covers the time and material required to overhaul more than 100 CFM56-7B engines.
“We are convinced that the TrueChoice Overhaul agreement for the CFM56-7B engine will provide a new competitive edge with both cost reduction benefits and OEM high reliability,” said Yukio Nakagawa, executive officer in charge of procurement at JAL.
“The TrueChoice Overhaul agreement with JAL is a natural extension of our relationship,” said Russell Stokes, GE Aviation Services President and Chief Executive Officer. “GE has been honored to provide MRO services and material for JAL’s GE90, GEnx-1B, CF34-8E and -10E and CF6-80C2 engines. This agreement will enable us to provide high-quality OEM service to JAL’s CFM56-7B engine fleet to keep these engines flying.”
The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. Each TrueChoice offering is underpinned by GE Aviation Fleet Support's 24/7 Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline reaches 368 airports in 63 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 218 aircraft. Awarded as the best airline in Japan for 2020 by Tripadvisor and with a 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety rating from Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become one of the most preferred and valued airlines in the world. For more information on JAL, visit www.jal.com.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.
*CFM56 engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.