Southwest Airlines expanded its OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation to cover a total of 196 CFM56-7B engines which power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and up to 100 CFM56-7B engines, that power recently acquired Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
“Having our engines maintained by GE Aviation provides Southwest Airlines with the peace of mind that our fleet is receiving the highest-quality maintenance, repair and overhaul services available straight from the manufacturer,” said Mike Van de Ven, executive vice president and COO of Southwest Airlines.
“Southwest Airlines is one of our biggest customers, and we take great pride in ensuring its engines receive the best services and support,” said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of GE Aviation’s Services organization. “OnPoint solution agreements enable our customers to focus on their operations, while we work to ensure their maintenance needs are met and their engines are ready to fly.”
GE says OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet and adds the agreements are designed to help lower the customers’ cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets.