Amsterdam, October 19th 2018: Norway-based engine MRO facility Aero Norway AS has signed a rolling GTA with repair agreement with SAS. This covers scheduled and unscheduled engine removals, maintenance, repair and overhaul for their fleet 67 Boeing 737 600/700/800 aircraft equipped with CFM56-7B engines.
Speaking at MRO Europe 2018 in Amsterdam, Rune Veenstra – Chief Business at Aero Norway, explains why Aero Norway is the ideal fit for SAS. “At Aero Norway the focus is always on delivering the best service and industry-recognised EGT margins and we are globally acknowledged as a leader in CFM56 engine variant repairs. MROs, independent engine owners and leasing companies come to us because of the flexibility of workscope that we, as an independent organisation, can offer. This really helps their operational efficiency and the light workscopes, fast slot induction and quick turn-around will all deliver tangible benefits to SAS.
“Aero Norway’s capability for on-site assistance was a key factor in the SAS decision with specific regional coverage able to be deployed in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen” Veenstra adds. “Although Aero Norway has worked on several SAS engines in recent times, it is the flexibility we can offer and our commitment to induct unscheduled removals within specific timeframes that underpins this new agreement.”
Aero Norway has been a CFM approved facility for more than twenty five years, and is multi-release FAA, EASA, TCCA, CAAC, GCAA and DGCA certified which further qualifies its worldwide appeal to operators of CFM engines. The CFM56-5B is the engine choice of the global A320 family due to its high reliability and durability, and the CFM56-7B is exclusively powering the B737 NG – making it the most popular engine combination in commercial aviation.
Aero Norway’s programme of continuous improvement, utilising the most modern, up to date equipment and technology, ensures that all maintenance and repairs carried out in the Stavanger workshop, or undertaken off-site and on-wing, are implemented with precision to the highest possible standard. A ’24 Hour AOG Support Team’ is also available to further enhance the service provided to customers.