Posted on: 22 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Four leading aircraft leasing companies, International Lease Finance (ILFC), CIT, AerSale, and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), have signed agreements with CFM International to include their engines in the TRUEngine programme.
The TRUEngine designation serves as a method for identifying engines with CFM-approved content and facilitates product support of the engine system. Industry stakeholders can use the knowledge of engine content to evaluate engine value and re-marketability.
Since TRUEngine’s launch in 2008, the company has continued to enhance the programme to increase customer value. One such enhancement includes the addition of cumulative lease days that qualify customers for complimentary annual spare engine support from the CFM lease pool in the event of any unscheduled removals.
More than 6,990 CFM56 engines in service with operators worldwide are enrolled in the TRUEngine programme, which represents more than 40% of the in-service CFM56 commercial fleet. To date, nearly 65 airlines have qualified portions of their CFM56 fleets for the TRUEngine programme.