Shanghai Airlines has awarded Pratt & Whitney a 10-year fleet management programme for the airline's PW4056-powered Boeing 767 aircraft. The estimated value of the contract is $80 million.

Under the agreement, P&W will provide maintenance services for Shanghai Airlines' 10 PW4056 engines. Full-scale overhaul and maintenance work will be performed at P&W's global network of engine overhaul and part repair facilities.

"We are extremely pleased that Shanghai Airlines has chosen P&W to ensure the reliability of the airline's fleet of PW4056 engines," says Bob Leduc, P&W president of commercial engines.

"Shanghai Airlines and P&W have enjoyed a strong relationship for many years and we look forward to continuing our efforts to reduce maintenance costs."

Shanghai Airlines is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the rapidly expanding China air travel market.

Based in Shanghai, the airline serves a network of more than 100 routes connecting 54 Chinese cities and five foreign and regional destinations.

Source: Flight Daily News