July 19, 2022
FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND – Safair Operations Pty Ltd. has signed a five-year agreement to extend its TrueChoice Overhaul service with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of CFM56-7B* engines that power FlySafair's fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Safair is extending its TrueChoice contract signed in 2019. The new agreement covers maintenance of its entire CFM56-7B engine fleet until 2027.
"GE Aviation continues to prove itself as the right maintenance provider for our CFM56 engines. This agreement provides us value with cost reduction benefits and OEM high reliability," said Elmar Conradie, CEO Safair.
The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporate an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. All TrueChoice offerings are underpinned by GE's data and analytic capabilities, and experience, to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.
"GE is honored that Safair continues to select us to maintain its entire CFM56-7B engine fleet,” said Russell Stokes, President and CEO, Commercial Engines and Services for GE. "This agreement will enable us to provide high-quality OEM service to FlySafair's engine fleet to keep these engines flying.”
About Safair Operations
For more than 50 years, Safair has been at the forefront of delivering specialized aviation services across the world. From wet and dry leasing to special airlift operations, Safair provides world-class solutions to every challenge. Safair is the parent company to South Africa's true low-cost passenger airline: FlySafair.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is becoming GE Aerospace. The business is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. With an installed base of 39,400 commercial and 26,200 military aircraft engines, the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight.
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