Air India is extending its powerplant maintenance agreement with SR Technics to include additional CFM International CFM56 engines.

The two sides already have a servicing deal with SR Technics maintaining CFM56-7B engines for Air India Express, which operates Boeing 737-800s.

But the new agreement will expand this pact to include CFM56-5B engines on Air India's Airbus A320s.

SR Technics says there are currently 27 A320s in the fleet but that this will rise to 43 by next year.

Air India's co-operation with the maintenance company already covers Pratt & Whitney PW4000 work on Airbus A330s, as well as component support for the type.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news