Safran Nacelles has signed with Avianca a four-year agreement for the support of the nacelles of their Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A turbofan engines of which 17 aircraft are already in service. Avianca has plans to rapidly grow the fleet.
Avianca will have access to a Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items. Safran says the airline will also benefit from OEM guaranteed maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions at Safran Nacelles repair station in Indianapolis, Indiana in the U. S..
“I am delighted that Avianca is strengthening its trust in Safran Nacelles for their A320neo nacelle fleet, following their first contract announced in 2019,” said Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ executive vice president – customer support & services. “We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Avianca’s needs for their new generation aircraft.”
Albert Pérez, Avianca’s vice president of maintenance noted: “We know that punctuality is one of the most relevant attributes for our customers, and our priority at Avianca is to deliver on-time departures. In that sense, this agreement not only ensures the availability of our assets, but also enhances our ability to react through Safran Nacelles’ strategic stocking locations. This agreement will also help us to keep our aircraft in flight, where they need to be and without disruptions, while at the same time being more efficient in terms of maintenance.”
Safran Nacelles’ repair services and spares resources are part of the company’s NacelleLife support program, which ensures responsive, cost effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimizing costs.