Avianca has awarded Safran Nacelles a four-year contract to support the nacelles on its Airbus A320neos, which are powered by CFM International LEAP-1A turbofan engines.
The airline currently operates 17 of the aircraft, with plans to grow the fleet.
As part of the agreement, Avianca will have access to Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items. The airline will also benefit from OEM guaranteed MRO solutions at Safran Nacelles’ repair station in Indianapolis, Indiana, US.
“I am delighted that Avianca is strengthening its trust in Safran Nacelles for their A320neo nacelle fleet, following their first contract announced in 2019,” said Safran Nacelles’ executive vice president – customer support & services Alain Berger. “We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Avianca’s needs for their new generation aircraft.”
Avianca’s vice president of maintenance Albert Pérez commented: “We know that punctuality is one of the most relevant attributes for our customers, and our priority at Avianca is to deliver on-time departures. In that sense, this agreement not only ensures the availability of our assets, but also enhances our ability to react through Safran Nacelles’ strategic stocking locations. This agreement will also help us to keep our aircraft in flight, where they need to be and without disruptions, while at the same time being more efficient in terms of maintenance.”
Safran Nacelles’ repair services and spares resources are part of the company’s ‘NacelleLife’ support programme, which it says “ensures responsive, cost effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimising costs”.