SAFAIR signed GE's TrueChoice Overhaul agreement for CFM56 engines

Dubai, U.A.E. November 15, 2017

SAFAIR OPERATIONS (PTY)LTD signed a five-year, TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

"As the leading on-time airline in the world, FlySafair demands exceptionally high levels of service and reliability at a price tag that suits the operating model of a low-cost carrier. We believe we've found a good partner in GE Aviation in this regard," said Elmar Conradie, CEO of Safair Operations.

"GE Aviation's Services organization provides customers with the right workscope to keep their engines flying," said Jean Lydon-Rodgers, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation's Services organization."We look forward to maintaining FlySafair's CFM56-7B engines and ensuring its retains its high level of reliability for its customers."

The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. The TrueChoice suite includes:

  • TrueChoice Flight Hour helps optimize cost of ownership over the engine lifecycle with flexible risk transfer and payment options.
  • TrueChoice Overhaul provides time and material overhauls with tailored workscopes specific to shop visit objectives, economic priorities and ownership horizon for one engine or a fleet.
  • TrueChoice Material offers high-quality new and used OEM parts, advanced repairs and technology upgrades to enhance engine performance and support higher engine residual value.
  • TrueChoice Transitions includes a range of options for changing ownership horizons, such as green time leases, exchanges and material buy-back, plus customized workscopes with shorter builds and maximum used material. For lessors, GE offers products specifically designed to accommodate a change in owner or operator.

Each of the TrueChoice offerings is underpinned by GE Aviation's data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.