LE BOURGET, France - June 19, 2017 - Japan Airlines signed a two-year TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the time and material to repair and overhaul 18 CF6-80C2 engines that power its fleet of Boeing 767-300 and 767-300ER aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $75 million (USD) over the life of the contract.
"The Boeing 767 fleet powered by CF6-80C2 engines is one of the key fleets for Japan Airlines and we have most confident expertise through our experiences of CF6," said Atsushi Maeda, Executive Officer of Japan Airlines. "Now, further enhancement of the partnership and performance is expected in working for CF6 not only in-house maintenance but also this outsourcing."
"We are very pleased that our long-term customer Japan Airlines chose GE Aviation as the first outsourcing partner to repair and overhaul CF6-80C2 engines since the Japanese carrier launched its operation of B767-300 and B767-300ER aircrafts," said Jean Lydon-Rodgers, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation's Services organization. "GE Aviation is proud to provide this customized service and support to Japan Airlines to help keep their aircrafts in top performing condition."
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.
Japan Airlines was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft. Furthermore, the airlineslaunches new nonstop servicesbetween Tokyo (Narita) and Kona from September 15, 2017, operated with the airline's well-received JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing767-300ER, and between Tokyo (Narita) and Melbourne starting September 1, 2017, operated by 787-8 aircraft as well respectively.JAL Mileage Bank, the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 31 million members worldwide. Named the Best Asia-Pacific Major Airline for On-time Performance in 2016 by FlightStats, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world.For more information, please visit http://www.jal.com/en/outline/. Facebook: www.facebook.com/JapanAirlinesWorldwide/