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PARIS 2009: AirTran and Macquarie AirFinance attain CFM TRUEngine status

15th June 2009 - 22:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AirTran Airways has achieved TRUEngine status for 102 of the CFM56-7B engines powering the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737-700s, while Macquarie AirFinance has become the first leasing company to achieve the TRUEngine designation for the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines in its portfolio.

“AirTran Airways is very pleased to be part of this programme,” remarked Klaus Goersch, senior vice-president, operations, for AirTran. “We feel it is a great resource for the industry to know that our engines have been maintained to the exacting standards recommended by the original manufacturer.”

AirTran has been a CFM customer since 2004 and has a fleet of more than 100 737-700s in service or on order.

John Willingham, CEO Macquarie AirFinance, commented, “As a leasing company, we are focused on engine reliability and performance for our customers and asset value retention for our shareholders. We believe CFM-approved parts and repairs are the best way to maximise all of these characteristics, and the TRUEngine qualification confirms our commitment to maintaining our assets to the highest standards available.”



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