SunExpress Selects Pratt & Whitney for CFM56® Engine Maintenance Services
SunExpress signed a ten-year exclusive maintenance service agreement with Pratt & Whitney for its fleet of CFM56-7 engines. Pratt & Whitney's Global Service Partners will provide these maintenance services at the Turkish Engine Center, a recent addition to its global network. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UX) company.
"A long-term agreement will allow us to forecast maintenance costs for each year, which is imperative as we plan to double our fleet in 2014," said Paul Schwaiger, chief executive officer, SunExpress. "With more than 20 years of CFM56 engine maintenance experience, Pratt & Whitney has the flexibility and expertise to support this growth."
"We are excited to have SunExpress as the first third party company to sign a long-term agreement with the Turkish Engine Center," said Thomas Hutton, vice president, Global Service Partners, Pratt & Whitney. "Through this agreement, Pratt & Whitney will be able to identify operational efficiencies that will help cut SunExpress' operating costs."
SunExpress, founded in October 1989, is a subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. The airline is headquartered in Antalya, Turkey and operates a mix of charter as well as scheduled flights from multiple destinations between Europe and Turkey.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
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