Iberia Maintenance wins RwandAir CFM56-7B & 7BE engine contract

RwandAir has contracted Iberia Maintenance to maintain the CFM56-7B & 7BE engines powering its Boeing 737 fleet.

The multi-year exclusive contract was awarded following a rigorous process, RwandAir said, with Iberia Maintenance’s proposal deemed to be “the most competitive, including engine lease, logistics, and customised work scoping utilizing the Spanish company’s engineering expertise”.

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Iberia Maintenance’s engine shop in Madrid specialises in CFM56, V2500, and RB211 engines and provides services to a worldwide customer base of airlines, OEMs, and the wider industry.

“Iberia Maintenance is grateful to be selected to partner with RwandAir and we are very proud to play a  part in its continued development,” said Iberia’s chief technical officer Andy Best. “We look forward to working closely with the RwandAir teams ensuring the delivery of a market-leading and differentiated service.”

RwandAir’s CEO Yvonne Makolo commented: “RwandAir’s strategic partnership with Iberia Maintenance reflects confidence in their technical expertise and experience to meet our high maintenance standards. Safety is our number one priority and Iberia’s excellent maintenance track record will help RwandAir consolidate its position as one of the most ambitious airlines in Africa.”

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