LE BOURGET --- June 16, 2009 --- Air Italy has signed a five-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its four CFM56-3B* and six CF6-80C2 engines powering its Boeing 737 and 767 fleet, respectively.
"We're excited to enter this new relationship with Air Italy and to have the opportunity to bring all of the benefits of OnPoint solutions to the airline," said Tom Gentile, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Services organization. "GE's OnPoint solution agreement will help Air Italy maintain a technically superior fleet at predictable costs that enhances asset value and improves operating efficiency."
Air Italy, based in Gallarate, Italy, operates scheduled services for tour operators to destinations in Europe, Brazil and Kenya. Its main bases are Naples International Airport and Verona Airport with a hub at Malpensa International Airport, Milan.
OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers' cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE's global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as avionics, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation.
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SMOnPoint is a service mark of General Electric Company.
*CFM56-3B engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Snecma (SAFRAN Group).
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