GE Engine Services awarded $230 million contract

GE Engine Services has been awarded a $230 million, 12-year maintenance contract by Frontier Airlines to maintain the carrier’s CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus aircraft.

GE Engine Services (GEES) has been awarded a $230 million, 12-year maintenance contract by Frontier Airlines to maintain the carrier’s CFM56-5B engines powering its fleet of Airbus A318 and A319 aircraft.

Under terms of the agreement, GEES will perform engine maintenance in accordance with GE’s Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPH) program.

The program uses GE Engine Services’ maintenance network, engineering resources and program management expertise to maintain an individual customer’s fleet based on a flat rate per engine flight hour, enabling the customer to forecast operating costs with greater accuracy.

‘GE Engine Services customised an agreement that met our specific maintenance requirements,’ said Ron McClellan, vice president of maintenance and engineering for Frontier Airlines.

‘The MCPH agreement gives us both economic and operational benefits that will allow us to maximise aircraft utilisation and minimise administrative burden.’

Maintenance and restoration work will be conducted at GE’s Strother Field facility near Arkansas City, Kansas.