Safran signs exclusive NacelleLife™ service contract with Avianca for all its Airbus A320neo nacelles fleet
Gonfreville l’Orcher, November 15th, 2022
Safran Nacelles has signed with Avianca a 4-year agreement for the support of the nacelles of their Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International* LEAP-1A turbofan engines of which 17 aircraft are already in service. Avianca has plans to rapidly grow the fleet.
Avianca will have access to a Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items. The airline will also benefit from OEM** guaranteed Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions at Safran Nacelles repair station in Indianapolis, Indiana, Untied States of America.
Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services commented: “I am delighted that Avianca is strengthening its trust in Safran Nacelles for their A320neo nacelle fleet, following their first contract announced in 2019. We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Avianca’s needs for their new generation aircraft.”
Albert Pérez, Avianca’s Vice President of Maintenance noted: "We know that punctuality is one of the most relevant attributes for our customers, and our priority at Avianca is to deliver on-time departures. In that sense, this agreement not only ensures the availability of our assets, but also enhances our ability to react through Safran Nacelles’ strategic stocking locations. This agreement will also help us to keep our aircraft in flight, where they need to be and without disruptions, while at the same time being more efficient in terms of maintenance.”
Safran Nacelles’ repair services and spares resources are part of the company’s NacelleLife™ support program, which ensures responsive, cost effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimizing costs.
(*) CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE
(**) OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Nacelles designs, integrates and ensures the support and after-sales service of the aircraft nacelles. The company is a world leader in the 100+ seat commercial aircraft, business jets and regional aircraft markets. At the forefront of technology, Safran Nacelles offers increasingly aerodynamic, lightweight engine-integrated nacelles with advanced acoustic treatments to help reduce CO2 and aircraft noise emissions.
AVIANCA includes Avianca -Star Alliance member-, LifeMiles and Avianca Cargo. In passenger transportation and with more than 102 years of continuous operation since 1919, Avianca is the leading airline in Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and has one of the largest airline operations in Latin America with 125 routes, 3,800 weekly flights and a fleet of more than 110 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connecting to around 65 destinations in the Americas and Europe. More than 10 million members and 450 allied brands are part of its loyalty program, LifeMiles, one of the largest in the region. In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a leader in the region and is the main airline in different markets in the Americas. It serves more than 50 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters, along with its operation of passenger aircraft bellies. Avianca successfully emerged from Chapter 11 at the end of 2021 and today, has a team of more than 12,000 people committed to providing safe, convenient, affordable and friendly service to its customers. More information is available at www.avianca.com.
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