May 30, 2013
Air Arabia & CFM celebrate one million flight hour milestone
Air Arabia and CFM International celebrated the achievement of one million engine flight hours with the airline’s fleet of CFM56-5B engines. Air Arabia has been a CFM customer since it began scheduled service in 2003. Today, the airline operates a fleet of 32 CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320 family aircraft. All of these engines are covered by long-term service agreements with CFM, with part of the fleet covered by a time and material agreement; the aircraft delivered since 2010 are covered by a Rate per Flight Hour agreement, wherein CFM will guarantee engine maintenance costs on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.