- Engine maintenance optimization by smart.life
- Inclusive of Engine Overhauls and Mobile Engine Services
- Lufthansa Technik's unprecedented collaboration with FTAI Aviation
- Exclusive seven-year program begins in January 2023  

WestJet has awarded its CFM56-7B engine maintenance program to
Lufthansa Technik. This agreement provides WestJet with access to a
wide range of services including overhaul capabilities and on-site
maintenance support. Under a separate agreement, Lufthansa Technik
has collaborated with FTAI Aviation to provide access to CFM56
modules and material to support this maintenance program. An
important principle of this maintenance approach is the replacement
of modules, which optimizes engine life and delivers a more
environmentally sustainable program.  

"WestJet is excited to move forward in this new agreement with
Lufthansa Technik in a dynamic new program to support our fleet. We
are looking forward to working with this expanded relationship with
Lufthansa Technik to provide excellent support and engine life cycle
management. Further, working with a support organization that
understands the airline perspective and needs, serves to enhance the
value of support brought to the table. This is the result of a very
competitive process started in January 2021 that resulted in
Lufthansa Technik's team being awarded a contract that provides
leading value and support through a team approach offering creative
solutions," said Gandeephan Ganeshalingam, Vice President of
Technical Operations, WestJet.  

"Lufthansa Technik is excited to be partnering with WestJet on one of
their largest maintenance programs. We look forward to continuing our
strong relationship with them. Similarly, in subcontracting a third
party supplier like FTAI, we are confident that we will be able to
provide a high quality and reliable product at a competitive cost.
One major pillar in our collaboration is that we will be able to,
where appropriate, further optimize an engine's life. This results in
high engine reliability and stable operations for WestJet," said
Georgios Ouzounidis, VP Corporate Sales North America at Lufthansa

"We are proud to support our partner Lufthansa Technik on this unique
CFM56 maintenance program for WestJet," said Joe Adams, FTAI's
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As the CFM56 engine matures,
we believe this program serves as a new blueprint for providing the
most creative and cost effective aftermarket maintenance solution to
the largest engine fleet in the world."