EgyptAir and General Electric’s (GE) True Choice Material signed an agreement for maintenance, repair, and overhaul consulting services to assist in the development of overhaul capabilities for the CFM56-7B engine.
The comprehensive agreement covers technical support, consulting for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), facility readiness, tooling optimisation, and other necessary services required to achieve facility certification. With the intention of deeper cooperation, EgyptAir and GE agreed they will study the possibilities of operating the EgyptAir engine shop together as a centre of excellence in the region.
Abou Taleb Tawfik, chairperson of EgyptAir’s Maintenance and Engineering Company, said that the company is growing its MRO business and expanding its capabilities with technology, in order to be an independent MRO provider for various aircrafts, aircraft engines, and components.
“We look forward to working with GE to enhance our CFM56-7B MRO capability and be a major player in the MRO industry and more,” he added.
Established in 1932 as the seventh carrier in the world, EgyptAir operates 80 aircrafts, with 60% of the fleet powered by GE and CFM engines. The carrier flies to more than 75 destinations around the world and is a member of Star Alliance.