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  • Jet Airways clocks over 3 million hours on CFM engines

    Published on February 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, yesterday achieved a major milestone with the successful completion of over 3 million operating hours on CFM56 engines. This milestone came barely a few months post the airline inducting its 100th aircraft into its fleet. Incidentally, Jet Airways was the first airline to introduce the best-in-class-technology CFM56 engines to India and more importantly even in Asia, as early as 1993. Over the past two decades, Jet Airways has continuously collaborated with CFMI to improve operational efficiencies and bring in technological advancements in engines to power its fleet and provide the best service to its customers.

    Nikos Kardassis, CEO of Jet Airways, said “The completion of over 3 million operational flying hours on CFM engines without any incidents is a major milestone for Jet Airways. The airline has always chosen to utilize the very best in next generation technologies to ensure superior quality, reliable service and above all customer satisfaction. A case-in-point being the fact that we were the very first airline in India and indeed Asia to adopt the technologically advanced CFM56 engines. We are very happy to have worked closely with CFMI as a partner since 1993 and look forward for more fruitful affiliation in the years to come as Jet Airways plans to expand its domestic and international network.”

    Commenting upon the achievement, Mr. Jean-Paul Ebanga, President & CEO, CFMI Engines said, “CFMI is proud of its association with Jet Airways through the years and is especially happy about the achievement of the airline having clocked over 3 million operational flying hours on CFM engines. This achievement bear’s testimony to the reliability of the CFM56 engines which coupled with huge efficiencies have proven to be the trademark of CFMI. We look forward to achieving many more important milestones with Jet Airways in the years to come.”

    Interestingly, CFMI is currently developing ultra high technology engines for the Next Generation Aircraft, based on the concept of Green Engines which will help reduce fuel burn and thus, significantly bring down carbon emissions. As an environmentally conscious corporate citizen, Jet Airways is closely working with CFMI to deploy these next generation and best-in-class technology propulsion systems to power its fleet of aircraft in the future.