Posted on: 20 June 2011 by Mark Howells
Copa Airlines has signed a 12-year OnPoint deal for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CF34-10E engines that power its 26 Embraer 190s operated by the airline and Copa Airlines Colombia.
The agreement is valued at close to $250 million over the life of the contract.
“Copa Airlines and GE have a long-standing relationship, with GE serving as the airline’s MRO providers for its CFM56 engine fleet,” remarked Paul McElhinney, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation’s Services operation. “GE is proud that Copa Airlines selected us to provide full MRO services for its CF34 engine fleet, and we look forward to providing them with the highest quality workscope to keep their engines performing well in the field.”
Ahmad Zamany, vice-president of technical operations at Copa, commented, “I am pleased to have reached this important agreement with GE, which provides Copa with more certainty in terms of its engine related costs.”