| Snecma Services and Aeroflot Sign a Ten-Year Contract|
Snecma Services and Aeroflot Sign a Ten-Year Contract
Source: Snecma-Services, Paris Air Show.
Le Bourget -- (Snecma Services) June 18, 2003 -- Snecma Services and Aeroflot Russian Airlines, the national carrier of the Russian Federation, are signing today a ten-year engine maintenance per flight hour contract. The contract covers 36 CFM56-5B engines that will power Aeroflot’s fleet of 18 brand new A319 and A320 aircraft entering commercial service from October 2003 through December 2004.
CFM56-5B Engine (Snecma Courtesy Photo Ó )
Under this contract, Snecma Services will provide total maintenance support, including engine repair and overhaul, exchange and repair of LRUs removed during line maintenance, guaranteed access to spare engines and leasing.
The contract is designed to be an integral part of Aeroflot’s massive western fleet restructuring program. Upon completion of the fleet restructuring by the end of 2004, Aeroflot plans to save over 90 million USD per year due to more efficient ownership, operating, and maintenance costs. The contract with Snecma Services will enable Aeroflot to save over 40% on engine maintenance cost for the medium haul aircraft fleet and will become a key part of Aeroflot’s new efficient maintenance programs. This will further ensure Aeroflot’s high safety standards.
Marc Ventre with Sergei Koltovich, Head of Fleet Planning of Aeroflot (Ó E-S)
"This contract is a major step in the efforts of Snecma Services to establish its presence in the Russian aviation market. Snecma Services is very proud to work with Aeroflot, one of the premier names in this market", said Mr. Ventre, Chairman & CEO of Snecma Services.
"Aeroflot is very satisfied with Snecma Services’ responsiveness and willingness to work with Aeroflot and its lessor to find creative and flexible solutions to all of our engine support needs", said Mr. Okulov, General Director of Aeroflot.
Snecma Services provides both airlines and armed forces with a full line of aero-engine support services, including: on-wing support and off-wing maintenance and repair, fleet management, engineering training, asset management, parts procurement, components repair, technical publications, tooling services… With its three sites in France (Montereau, Saint-Quentin and Châtellerault) and its subsidiary (Snecma Services Brussels - Belgium), Snecma Services formed local joint ventures with major industrials and airlines partners: Snecma Morocco Engine Services with Royal Air Maroc (Morocco); Sichuan Snecma Aero-engine Maintenance Company Ltd with CSWA (China South West Airlines); Ceramic Coating Center with MTU Aero Engine (Germany); International Compressor Technologies with Praxair (USA); Propulsion Technology with Techspace Aero (Belgium) and Propulsion Technology Corp. (USA).
Aeroflot Russian Airlines is the national carrier of the Russian Federation based at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Currently Aeroflot serves more than 100 destinations in 54 countries all over the world.