Safran Nacelles has signed a four-year agreement with Avianca for the support of the nacelles of their Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A turbofan engines.

Avianca has plans to rapidly grow the fleet and there are already 17 aircraft in service.

The Colombian flag carrier will have access to a Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items. The airline will also benefit from maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services at Safran Nacelles US repair station in Indianapolis, Indiana.

New generation aircraft

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ executive vice president for customer support and services, said: “I am delighted that Avianca is strengthening its trust in Safran Nacelles for their A320neo nacelle fleet, following their first contract announced in 2019.

“We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Avianca’s needs for their new generation aircraft.”

Prioritising punctuality

Albert Pérez, Avianca’s vice president of maintenance, said: “We know that punctuality is one of the most relevant attributes for our customers, and our priority at Avianca is to deliver on-time departures.

“In that sense, this agreement not only ensures the availability of our assets, but also enhances our ability to react through Safran Nacelles’ strategic stocking locations.

“This agreement will also help us to keep our aircraft in flight, where they need to be and without disruptions, while at the same time being more efficient in terms of maintenance.”
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