Czech AirlinesCFM56 Fleet Qualifiesfor TRUEngineTMStatus

July 21, 2010

Czech Airlines (CSA), the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, has achieved TRUEngine status for 22 CFM56-3 and 31 CFM-5B engines powering its fleet of Boeing 737-400/-500 and Airbus A319/A320/A321 single-aisle, respectively.

"Czech Airlines puts great emphasis on technical maintenance and excellent condition of its fleet. Usage of CFM56 engines fits very well in this concept," says Hana Hejskov, director of CSA Communication.

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 access to the CFM spare engine lease pool.

To date, nearly 5,300 CFM56 engines in service have been granted TRUEngine status.

Czech Airlines operates a fleet of 50 modern single-aisle and turbo-prop aircraft with connections to 104 destinations in 44 countries, including most European capitals and major North American destinations, as well as to the Near East and North Africa. CSA additionally provides charter flights, cargo hauls, and a wide variety of ground services.

CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma (Safran group) and GE.
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