Finnair and CFM celebrate 3 million flight hours with airline's CFM56-5B fleet

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — 3 November 2016 — Finnair and CFM International are celebrating the achievement of three million flight hours by the airline's CFM56-5B engine fleet.

The Helsinki-based Finnish flag-carrier first became a CFM customer in 1998 with an order for CFM56-5B engines to power 12 Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft.

The airline took delivery of its first aircraft in 1999 and is currently operating a fleet of 25 CFM56-powered A320 family aircraft.

"The entire CFM team sends its warmest congratulations to everyone at Finnair on reaching this great milestone," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "Finnair has an impeccable reputation in the industry and we are honored that such an airline continues to make our products such an integral part of its operations.  We are proud to be part of this dynamic team and look forward to continuing our great partnership."

About Finnair
Finnair, the fifth oldest airlines in the world with uninterrupted services, celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2013.  The airline specializes in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe.  Its vision is to offer its passengers a unique Nordic experience, and its mission is to offer the smoothest, fastest connections in the northern hemisphere via Helsinki. Finnair is the only Nordic carrier with a four-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the oneworld alliance.  In 2015, it transported over 10 million passengers to nearly 80 destinations throughout Europe, Asia, and North American.

About CFM International
CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, delivering more than 30,000 engines to more than 550 customers around the globe.  For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.
 

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