Oman’s national airline, Oman Air, has announced that it has become a part of TruEngine, qualifying all 33 CFM56-7B engines in its fleet for the programme.
The TruEngine designation serves as a method for identifying engines with CFM-approved content and facilitates product support of the engine system. Moreover, industry stakeholders can use the knowledge of engine content to evaluate engine value and re-marketability, a statement from the airline company said.
Oman Air became a CFM customer in 2001, when it became the first airline in the Gulf region to order CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, the statement said.
“Qualifying our CFM56 fleet in the TruEngine programme is a natural extension of our maintenance philosophy,” said Wayne Pearce, chief executive officer of Oman Air. “We understand and appreciate the benefits we gain from working with a world-class manufacturer like CFM. By confirming engine content, TruEngine streamlines the support process and ensures the applicability of CFM’s extensive fleet knowledge.”
Since the programme was launched in 2008, CFM has continued to enhance it to bring added customer value. One such enhancement includes the addition of cumulative lease days that qualify customers for complimentary annual spare engine support from the CFM lease pool in the event a TruEngine qualified engine has an unscheduled removal.
“Oman Air has an exemplary reputation and exacting standards for its fleet,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “They are a great addition to the TruEngine family and will certainly reap the benefits of this programme.”
Currently, more than 7,000 CFM56 engines in service with nearly 75 operators worldwide have been qualified for the programme.
To qualify for it, a customer submits a declared list of compliant engine serial numbers, along with engine maintenance records, to CFM for evaluation to ensure the engine content, overhaul practices, and repairs are consistent with CFM requirements for that engine model.