flydubai Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solution Agreement for Its CFM56 Engine Fleet
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Le Bourget, flydubai, Dubai’s first low-cost airline, has signed a 10-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of its 109 CFM56-7B engines that power its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.

"flydubai has ordered more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, serving the needs of the passengers traveling in the Gulf Corporation Council, Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent, North Africa, Asia and the fringes of Europe," said Muhammad Al-Lamadani, senior executive sales, VP GE International Inc. "With this agreement, GE Aviation will provide flydubai with high quality services and material to ensure its CFM56-7B engines continue to perform well in the field."

"flydubai selected GE Aviation as the MRO provider for several reasons. As the OEM, GE Aviation can provide flydubai with the best workscoping and OEM material that will enhance the engine’s performance retention and time on wing to keep our aircraft in the skies longer," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai.

Founded in 2008, flydubai began operating its CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737 fleet in 2009. Since that time, the airline has experienced tremendous growth, and its fleet remains the newest in the industry.

OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers' cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE's global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.

Source: Press Release (GE Aviation)