VietJetAir Signs $300m CFM MRO Deal

Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir has agreed a $300m, 12-year maintenance contract with CFM International for the CFM56-5B engines on its fleet of 21 A320 aircraft.

Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir has agreed a $300m, 12-year maintenance contract with CFM International for the CFM56-5B engines on its fleet of 21 A320 aircraft.

Under the agreement, CFM will guarantee MRO costs for 45 CFM56-5B engines on a cost per flight hour basis.

"With this agreement, we are looking to CFM to help us keep our maintenance costs in check,” said Chu Viet Cuong, a member of VietJetAir’s board.

Ho Chi Minh City-headquartered VietJetAir has been a CFM customer since 2011 and operates 39 CFM56-5B engines.

The airline placed an $800m order for CFM56 engines for an additional 21 A320 family aircraft earlier this year. 

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