Comlux Signs Guaranteed Availability Agreement With SES

November 21, 2005

DUBAI, U.A.E. November 21, 2005 Zurich-based Comlux has signed a guaranteed availability agreement with Shannon Engine Support (SES) for CFM56-5B engines that will power the VIP carrier's new fleet of Airbus 318 Elite aircraft.

SES is a wholly owned subsidiary of CFM International (CFM). CFM, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company, produces the world's best-selling commercial engine product line, the CFM56 family. SES, the third largest spare engine leasing company in the industry and the leading lessor of CFM56 spare engines, grew its customer base by nearly 15 percent in the last year and now supports more than 645 aircraft worldwide.

SES provides flexible, cost-effective engine leasing solutions, tailored to operators' specific requirements. With pools of engines worldwide, the company can provide engines in a ready-to-install configuration within 24 hours. SES also offers short-term engine leases, operating leases, and engine trading. Additional services SES can provide, directly or through its service partners, includes transport and logistical support; on-wing support services; spare stand and bootstrap kits; test cell validation; management of redelivery work; and access to CFM technical support resources.

The company manages more than 150 CFM56 engines and has continued to invest in its portfolio. In addition to CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, CFM56-5C, and CFM56-7 engines, SES is the only lessor to provide CFM56-2C spare engines for DC-8 Super 70 aircraft, CFM56-3 engines with the Advanced Upgrade package; CFM56-5B engines equipped with the advanced double annular combustor (DAC), CFM56-7B engines rated for the Boeing Business Jet., and CFM56-5C/P upgraded engines.

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