$70 million maintenance deal goes to Norway

The UK’s First Choice Airlines has awarded a ten-year contract to Pratt & Whitney’s Norway Engine Centre for maintenance and repair of its CFM56-5B/P engines.

First Choice Airlines, a charter carrier based in the United Kingdom, has awarded a 10-year contract to Pratt & Whitney’s Norway Engine Centre for maintenance and repair of its CFM56-5B/P engines.

The agreement covers 26 engines and two spares that power 13 Airbus A320/A321 aircraft. The contract is valued at $70 million.

‘We’re delighted that First Choice has chosen Pratt & Whitney to support its CFM56-powered fleet of Airbus aircraft,’ said Robert F. Leduc, Pratt & Whitney’s president of large commercial engines.

‘We believe the Norway Engine Centre’s highly competitive turnaround times and high-quality maintenance services were big factors in achieving this vote of confidence,’ added Leduc. ‘We are looking forward to partnering with this important airline in the effort to reduce maintenance costs.’

Pratt & Whitney’s Norway Engine Centre at the Stavanger Airport in Norway is dedicated to the overhaul and repair of CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM-7B engine models.