Posted on: 13 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Cimber Sterling has selected StandardAero for maintenance services on its CFM56-7B engines on the carrier’s Boeing 737s.
The work is being performed out of StandardAero’s GE-designated fulfilment centre for CFM56-7B engines located in Winnipeg, Canada.
To date, StandardAero has completed two major repair events on Cimber Sterling’s CFM56-7B engines. The partnership was established with Cimber Sterling’s request for StandardAero to manage the MRO effort, covering all shipping and logistics, lease engine support, on-wing removal and re-installation (R&R), and core overhaul of their engines. The project, under the guidance of programme management, involved StandardAero’s field support, shipping, lease engine management and customer support teams to ensure that all activities associated with Cimber Sterling’s requirements were completed on time and on budget.
“We are very satisfied with the work that StandardAero has done,” remarked Henrik Jensen, technical director, Cimber Sterling. “StandardAero has shown impressive flexibility in providing a full service package. They managed the entire repair project from removal and re-installation to delivery of two lease engines and they were able to turn both engines on time. It has real value to us as a small 737NG operator, that an MRO can support services outside of our core business.”
“I am pleased to see that the relationship between StandardAero and Cimber Sterling, which started back in 1998 with an ATR/PW120 engine repair, has since developed into a CRJ200 CF34/APU relationship and now includes the Boeing 737NG/CFM56-7B,” explained Jeffrey Wood, senior vice-president, airlines & fleets, StandardAero. “Today’s announcement represents StandardAero’s first international CFM56 win and underscores the strength of our reputation as a quality service provider in the global market. We’re pleased to be Cimber Sterling’s service provider of choice, based on our successful service history together, and that our selection was furthermore predicated on a set of multiple value factors including our ‘rapid response’ customer support team and service flexibility.