CFM International has launched CFM LEAP VIP Services, a full-coverage, concierge, flight-hour programme for VIP customers operating LEAP-powered aircraft.
“When considering a services package, customers seek a few key elements,” says CFM parent company GE Aviation director of commercial services, business aviation Dennis Krause. “First is predictability, and not just of costs, but of time. The key goal is to always have the aircraft ready to fly when the customer is.”
The advantage of the CFM LEAP VIP Services programme is that it both minimises maintenance costs and reduces uncertainty. The new CFM LEAP VIP Services package offers access to a world-class, global support network. The programme also minimises down time, providing access to spare engines with comprehensive logistical support, including transportation, removal and installation, and on-site repair support.
“Comprehensive and transferrable, this new VIP package leverages CFM's expertise and extensive support network; it is truly the engine service programme of choice,” says CFM parent company Safran Aircraft Engines vice president services and MRO François Planaud. “LEAP-powered business aircraft are in operation worldwide, and this full service programme ensures our customers coverage around the globe.”
In addition to helping ensure asset availability during maintenance events, the CFM LEAP VIP Service also enhances residual value for the engines and aircraft. The programme is available to owners and operators of LEAP-powered Airbus ACJ and Boeing BBJ aircraft.