Posted on: 21 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
flydubai has signed a 10-year OnPoint support deal with GE Aviation for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of the carrier’s 109 CFM56-7B engines that power its Boeing 737-800s.
“flydubai has ordered more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, serving the needs of the passengers traveling in the Gulf Corporation Council, Middle East, Indian sub-continent, North Africa, Asia and the fringes of Europe,” said Muhammad Al-Lamadani, senior executive sales, VP GE International. “With this agreement, GE Aviation will provide flydubai with high quality services and material to ensure its CFM56-7B engines continue to perform well in the field.”
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, commented, “flydubai selected GE Aviation as the MRO provider for several reasons. As the OEM, GE Aviation can provide flydubai with the best workscoping and OEM material that will enhance the engine’s performance retention and time on wing to keep our aircraft in the skies longer.”