Gulf Air to power new fleet with CFM engines.Byline: Manama
Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, has chosen CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) The measurement of air flow. Cooling fans are rated in CFM. 56-5B engines to power 15 new Airbus A320 family aircraft scheduled for delivery between late 2009 and 2012.
The engines are the product of CFM International (CFM), a joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company, and the order is valued at $270 million.
"Gulf Air is a long-time CFM customer and selecting this engine demonstrates our continued trust and confidence in this product's excellent technical capability," said Bjorn Naaf, chief executive officer of Gulf Air.
"It also demonstrates our long-standing relationship with CFM who has powered our existing A320 and A340 fleet with superior reliability," he added.
"The CFM manufactured engines are not new to Gulf Air; we have been operating CFM56-5A and -5B powered single-aisle Airbus A320 and long-range, four-engine CFM56-5C powered A340-300 aircraft for many years now and we know the product well."
Muhammad Al-Lamadani, CFM' s senior executive sales for Middle East, Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
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"The high reliability and low operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales of the CFM56-5B-powered A320s will help support Gulf Air's long-term profitability, and the fleet will also benefit from our world-class customer and product support organization," he added.
All of Gulf Air's CFM56-5B engines are the Tech Insertion configuration. This configuration was introduced in September 2007 and, to date, the fleet of approximately 800 engines in service worldwide has logged nearly two million flight hours and more than one million flight cycles without a single engine-related event.
CFM56 Tech Insertion provides operators with a one percent improvement in fuel consumption over the life of the product, compared to the base CFM56-5B engine. This lower fuel consumption also lowers CO2, reducing emissions by 200 tons per aircraft per year. Improved analytic design tools have also enabled CFM to further optimize optimize - optimisation the Tech Insertion combustor com·bus·tor
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As a result, the engine meets the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO ICAO
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CAEP Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO)
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CAEP Certificat d'Aptitude a l'Exercice de la Profession /6) that took effect in early 2008.
Over the engine's life cycle, Tech Insertion will also provide operators with longer time on wing and will lower maintenance costs between five and 12 per cent, depending on the thrust rating. These benefits are achieved through improvements to the high-pressure compressor compressor, machine that decreases the volume of air or other gas by the application of pressure. Compressor types range from the simple hand pump and the piston-equipped compressor used to inflate tires to machines that use a rotating, bladed element to achieve and the high- and low-pressure turbines. -- TradeArabia News Service
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