Connecting aircraft in flight with the ground in a truly robust fashion enables massive amounts of data to reach the ground in time to improve operations and assist timely maintenance decisions; for instance, by pre-positioning skilled mechanics, materials and tools at the gate before landing.
Lion Group and CFM signed a material support agreement for the airline’s CFM engines and a consultancy agreement to support Lion Air’s planned engine maintenance and overhaul center in Indonesia. The agreement will cover nearly 1,000 CFM engines in service or on order and includes repair and replacement of life-limited and non-life-limited parts. It also provides Lion Air with technical data for component repairs and engine overhaul to assist its MRO operation.
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