Posted on: 12 October 2011 by Mark Howells
ST Aerospace has won a contract to support Japanese low-fare airline Solaseed Air’s CFM56-7B and CFM56-7BE engines, powering the carrier’s entire fleet of 13 Boeing 737NGs aircraft over five years.
The services provided to Solaseed Air will involve off-wing engine maintenance support, technical support and short term leasing of the CFM56-7B engines.
The CFM56-7BE-powered Boeing 737 boasts an enhanced aircraft–engine combination that provides a 2% improvement in fuel consumption, which translates to a 2% reduction in carbon emissions. Additionally, the enhanced CFM56-7BE engine will provide up to 4% lower maintenance costs.
Photo shows Solaseed Air’s general manager, maintenance & engineering Toshio Kurokawa and ST Aerospace Engines’ vice president/general manager Yip Hin Meng at the engine maintenance contract signing ceremony held at the MRO Expo China in Xiamen, China.