Japan Airlines signs CFM56-7B deal with GE

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a five-year TrueChoice Overhaul agreement to cover its CFM56-7B engines that power its 48 Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleet. The TrueChoice Overhaul agreement covers the time and material required to overhaul more than 100 CFM56-7B engines.

“We are convinced that the TrueChoice Overhaul agreement for the CFM56-7B engine will provide a new competitive edge with both cost reduction benefits and OEM high reliability,” said Yukio Nakagawa, executive officer in charge of procurement at JAL.

“The TrueChoice Overhaul agreement with JAL is a natural extension of our relationship,” said Russell Stokes, GE Aviation Services president and chief executive officer. “GE has been honored to provide MRO services and material for JAL’s GE90, GEnx-1B, CF34-8E and -10E and CF6-80C2 engines. This agreement will enable us to provide high-quality OEM service to JAL’s CFM56-7B engine fleet to keep these engines flying.”

The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customisation across an engine’s lifecycle. Each TrueChoice offering is underpinned by GE Aviation’s data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.

Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld alliance, the airline reaches 368 airports in 63 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 218 aircraft. Awarded as the best airline in Japan for 2020 by Tripadvisor and with a 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety rating from Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become one of the most preferred and valued airlines in the world.

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