Posted on: 17 November 2013 by Mark Howells
IAE International Aero Engines has launched its the Pure-V designation for V2500 engines which have been maintained according to IAE’s recognised standards and which contain IAE-approved parts and repairs throughout the entire engine.
“The V2500 engine has a reputation for its durability, reliability and world-class fuel burn performance. This is due to IAE’s philosophy of continuous improvement and to customers who maintain their engines to the highest standards,” noted IAE president and CEO Jon Beatty. “IAE’s records have shown that engines maintained to these standards, for example those covered by a Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA), consume less fuel, have fewer unscheduled removals and have up to 20% longer time-on-wing between shop visits.”
The Pure-V programme is designed to reward operators who maintain OEM build standard engines with extended warranties on parts. IAE can also provide a customised conversion kit for engines that do not currently meet the Pure-V standard.
The programme helps improve the marketability of engines through a database that identifies all Pure-V engines. The database tracks information from IAE maintenance centres servicing IAE FHAs and from facilities approved by IAE to verify an engine’s Pure-V status.
A further benefit of having Pure-V status is that it will help operators and lessors enhance residual values for their V2500 engines.