Aeroflot CFM56-5B Engines Awarded TRUEngine Status (Anglais uniquement)

LE BOURGET, France — June 16, 2009

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has achieved TRUEngineTM status for 102 of the CFM56-5B engines powering the airline

Aeroflot has been a CFM customer since 1998 and currently operates more than 50 CFM56-5B-powered A320 family aircraft.

The TRUEngineTM designation is available to all CFM56 engines meeting the criteria. To qualify for TRUEngineTM status, the engine configuration, engine overhaul practices, spare parts and repairs used to service the engine must be consistent with CFM requirements for that engine model. In addition, all maintenance must comply with CFM-issued engine manuals and other maintenance recommendations. The qualification data is obtained through a combination of fleet operational and maintenance records.

The TRUEngineTM designation also facilitates CFM's ability to provide technical support. Jet engines contain multiple, complex systems whose interactions must be carefully controlled. CFM's engine support is built upon technical expertise for genuine CFM56 parts and configurations, as well as data gained from the vast operational history of the global CFM56 engine population.

Aeroflot was founded by the Russian government in 1923, making it among the world's oldest airlines and operates flights to 94 destinations in 47 countries. In 2008, Aeroflot and its subsidiaries, flew approximately 20 million passengers and the Aeroflot Group plans to increase the annual number to 26 million by 2015.

To date, more than 3,000 engines in service have been granted TRUEngine status.

CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company.

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