Safran Nacelles will provide nacelle-related MRO services and replacement parts to Azul and Avianca Holdings following long-term contracts signed with those companies.
Brazil-based Azul will be able to send its Rolls-Royce Trent 700 nacelles to Safran’s facility in Indianapolis for MRO services and will have access to Safran’s global stock of thrust reversers for those engines, which power the low-cost carrier’s Airbus A330s. Olivier Savin, executive vice-president of Safran Nacelles, and Leonardo Zerbone, supply chain general manager Azul, signed this contract on 9 April.
Safran Nacelles executive vice-president Olivier Savin (second from left) and Azul supply chain general manager Leonardo Zerbone (second from right) at a signing ceremony during MRO Americas
Safran on 10 April announced a contract with Avianca Holdings to provide MRO services and replacement parts for CFM International LEAP-1A nacelles. Those engines power the airline’s A320neo-family aircraft. CFM International is a joint venture between Safran and GE Aviation.
Avianca has two A321neos and three A320neos in service, plus 54 A320ceo-family aircraft, according to Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer. The Bogota-based airline also has orders for 84 A320neos and 26 A321neos.
Azul has seven A330-200 aircraft in service and has orders for five A330-900neos, data shows.
Safran makes nacelles that house the Leap-1A engines that power Avianca's A320neo-family aircraft