Air Europa has achieved TRUEngine status for 29 CFM56-7B engines powering its fleet of Boeing 737-800 single-aisle aircraft.
"We feel joining the TRUEngine program makes sense for us," said Alberto Lines, Air Europa Maintenance & Engineering Director. "The TRUEngine program highlights the pedigree of our fleet and, at no cost, provides an added level of comfort to leased aircraft owners, either during leases or at their end."
"We are pleased to welcome Air Europa to the TRUEngine family," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "The program is continuing to gain broad acceptance with our airline customers as we refine the program and bring more added value. As a result, nearly 40 percent of the CFM56 commercial fleet in service is TRUEngine qualified."
The TRUEngine program, which CFM launched in 2008, was developed in response to a growing industry need to better understand engine material content as assets are evaluated and redistributed. TRUEngine qualification ensures CFM's ability to provide optimized support for the engine, which is a key aspect of the value of the CFM56 engines. Customers with qualified engines are also entitled to additional ownership value through extended new parts warranties and complimentary days access to the CFM spare engine lease pool.
To date, more than 6,100 CFM56 engines in service have been granted TRUEngine status.
Air Europa is Spain's second largest airline, carrying 10 million passengers in 2010. Committed to the environment and with state-of-the-art technology, Air Europa is recognized as having the highest quality and safety standards. The airline is a full member of the Skyteam Alliance.
CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma (Safran group) and GE.