Iberia has won a contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CFM56-5B engines, which power the British Airways' Airbus A318 aircraft used on the London City - New York JFK service. The contract is for a seven-year period.
The Spanish airline has an extensive experience as a CFM56-5B operator in its Airbus fleet and also as an Engine MRO provider. This new contract will further expand the Iberia Engine MRO Business, which has been growing steadily in the last years 5 years by a 12% per year up to the 200 engines yearly production target achieved in 2011. 70% of this engine activity is devoted to third party engine services.
Jose Luis Ruiz de Castaneda, Iberia Maintenance & Engineering Senior V.P. said: "It is a great honour for us to be awarded with this contract. Iberia Engine Shop relationship with British Airways started seven years ago with the RB211-535 contract for their B757 fleet and since then we have been committed to deliver the highest service level demanded by this high class customer."
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