SAA maintains partnership with SR Technics

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SR Technics will continue to service the engines powering South African Airways' Airbus A340-200/-300 fleet until 2018, after the contract was extended by five years.

"This agreement allows us to drive the bottom line from a cost perspective", says the Star Alliance carrier's chief executive Musa Zwane.

The CFM International CFM56-5C powerplants will be overhauled at SR Technics’ shop in Zürich, Switzerland.

SAA operates an A340-200 and eight A340-300s, as well as nine Rolls-Royce Trent 500-powered A340-600s, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows.