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Jet2 to have first Pratt & Whitney GMS life limited parts on CFM56-3s

27th April 2009 - 12:52 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

RSS has selected an engine under its Pratt & Whitney fleet management programme agreement for installation of the airline's first P&W Global Material Solutions (GMS) life limited parts at the Pratt & Whitney Norway Engine Center.

Pratt & Whitney received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for all 19 GMS CFM56-3 engine life limited parts late last year. The installation will introduce the industry's first EASA-approved, alternative life limited parts.

"With the introduction of the GMS rotating parts, we are getting dependable power from Pratt & Whitney at a competitive cost," said Philip Meeson, chief executive officer of "This allows us to pass on the cost savings to our customers."

"Aircraft operators are looking for customised solutions that deliver the best value possible," said Andrew Tanner, vice-president, product line management, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines and Global Services. "Our FAA and EASA certified CFM56-3 engine life limited parts provide extraordinary value with OEM-quality at significant savings."

EASA approval of GMS life limited parts follows the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates for GMS CFM56-3 engine life limited parts in May 2008. The EASA certification enables Pratt & Whitney to deliver its CFM56-3 life limited parts to European customers.

CFM International, the engine type's OEM, has criticised these engine parts, arguing that an engine is a complete system and should be treated as such, including matters of warranty.

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