Jet Airways has signed a 10-year, $150 million maintenance deal with engine manufacturer GE Aviation.

The agreement will cover maintenance, repair and overhaul of new CF6-80E engines that will be incorporated into nine Airbus A330 aircraft, which the airline will start inducting into its fleet later this year, an airline official says.

“With this agreement, GE will provide Jet Airways with high-quality maintenance and overhaul capabilities as well as the OEM parts to meet all of its service needs,” says Paul McElhinney, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation’s Services organization.

Jet Airways previously had an aircraft engine repair agreement for similar engines fitted into 10 A330-200 aircraft that the company already operates, the Jet Airways official says.

The private carrier has 100 aircraft, 40 of which it owns. The rest are leased. It is scheduled to take delivery of 29 aircraft from Boeing through 2016.

Jet Airways and its low-cost brand, JetKonnect, operate a fleet of GE90-powered Boeing 777-300ER, CFM56-powered Boeing 737 Next Generation and CF6-powered Airbus A330 aircraft.

Photo: Airbus A330