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Eurowings picks SR Technics for CFM56 support

Swiss maintenance specialist SR Technics has won an engine support agreement from Lufthansa’s low-cost arm Eurowings.

The Zürich-based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider says that Eurowings has signed a two-year MRO agreement for more than 30 CFM International CFM56-5B engines powering the airline’s Airbus A320-family fleet.

Services include shop visits to SR Technics’ facility in Zürich, aerofoil repairs at the MRO’s dedicated repair site in Irish city Cork, plus parts and material management.

SR Technics says the co-operation began in January when Eurowings required individual shop visits to meet its engine MRO demands.

Lufthansa Group tends to handle engine maintenance for its airline subsidiaries through in-house engineering division Lufthansa Technik, which has an overhaul shop in Hamburg that supports CFM powerplants and International Aero Engines V2500s.

Over the last year, Eurowings has acquired a fleet of A320-family aircraft from defunct German carrier Air Berlin.

Prior to that, SR Technics serviced Air Berlin’s CFM56 and A330-powering Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines at its Zürich site.

The MRO says that availability of “slots that met the carrier’s [Eurowings’] planning needs and SR Technics’ continuous support were key to clinching the two-year contract”.

Describing the relationship with Eurowings as “excellent”, SR Technics commercial chief Michael Sattler states that the agreement was reached because the MRO was able to “adapt to challenging scheduling requirements and offer flexible solutions”.

The maintenance provider foresees “plenty of room for synergies [between Eurowings and] other areas of SR Technics” in future, it says.

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