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FARNBOROUGH 2010: P&W to maintain SunExpress CFM56s

SunExpress has signed a 10-year exclusive maintenance service agreement with Pratt & Whitney for its fleet of CFM56-7 engines.

Pratt & Whitney’s Global Service Partners will provide these maintenance services at the Turkish Engine Centre, a recent addition to GSP’s global network.

“A long-term agreement will allow us to forecast maintenance costs for each year, which is imperative as we plan to double our fleet in 2014,” remarked Paul Schwaiger, chief executive officer, SunExpress. “With more than 20 years of CFM56 engine maintenance experience, Pratt & Whitney has the flexibility and expertise to support this growth.”

“We are excited to have SunExpress as the first third-party company to sign a long-term agreement with the Turkish Engine Centre,” noted Thomas Hutton, vice-president, Global Service Partners, Pratt & Whitney. “Through this agreement, Pratt & Whitney will be able to identify operational efficiencies that will help SunExpress cut its operating costs.”

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