Safran signs NacelleLife™ service contract with Viva Air Colombia for Airbus A320neo fleet
Dallas, MRO Americas, April 27th 2022
Safran Nacelles signed today a 10-year service contract with Viva Air Colombia for the nacelles of their growing fleet of A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines*.
Viva Air Colombia will have access to Safran Nacelles’ global stock of spare engine nacelles that equip the airline’s growing fleet of Airbus A320neo family jetliners. The Colombian airline will also benefit from OEM** guaranteed maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions at Safran Nacelles repair stations.
“We are pleased to support Viva Air Colombia in its A320neo maintenance operations” commented Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services. “They can count on Safran Nacelles teams, particularly those at the Indianapolis, USA repair shop, who are fully mobilized to support Viva Air Colombia on a daily basis.”
Jhon Luna, Director of Maintenance & Engineering: "Our young A320neo fleet needs all the support and expertise of an OEM like Safran Nacelles to keep our aircraft in operation with the highest level of quality and to carry out the necessary repairs in the shortest possible time.”
The contract offers OEM warranties and is carried out as part of the NacelleLife™ support and services package, which cover all Safran Nacelles' after-sales activities and aims to provide a responsive, reliable, cost effective and high-quality service.
(*) 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 is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with 20,000 products in service, and 140,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional and business jets to the largest airliners.
Viva Air, the leading low-cost airline in Latin America, flies to 45 routes in Latin America, including multiple destinations in Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic and the U.S. Viva is transforming air travel in the region and beyond with its low-cost low-fare model, purchase of new Airbus 320 aircraft, and industry leading on-time performance. As part of its strategic plan to expand and launch service on more new routes within the region and internationally, the airline has purchased 50 new Airbus 320 aircraft that started arriving in 2018, including 15 Airbus A320ceos and 35 A320neos.
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