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J-AIR signs 10-Year OnPoint deal with GE

13th June 2009 - 08:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Japan Air Lines' subsidiary, J-AIR, has signed a 10-year OnPoint agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its new CF34-8E engines powering 10 Embraer 170s. Deliveries of the E-170s to the airline began in 2008.
 
“We have recently introduced the E-170 into our operations, and are focussing heavily on its performance as it will become key to J-AIR’s main fleet,” said Yoshihiro Watanabe, managing director – maintenance department of J-AIR. “Therefore, the reliability of its engines is very important. J-AIR strongly expects GE Aviation to perform outstanding and economical maintenance, repair, and overhaul for our CF34s.”

“We have provided a similar maintenance programme for their CF34-3B fleet since 2002 and this new programme will further enhance our relationship with J-AIR," said Huntley Myrie, general manager, Small Commercial Engine Services at GE Aviation.

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