Iberia Maintenance has signed an exclusive multi-year contract to maintain RwandAir’s CFM56-7B and 7BE engines for its Boeing 737 fleet. Iberia will provide RwandAir’s 737s with maintenance services, including engine lease, logistics and customised work scoping.

According to Andy Best, Chief Technical Officer, Iberia, the MRO is proud to be involved with the airline’s “continued development”, and Best looks forward to working closely with RwandAir’s teams to ensure “the delivery of a market-leading and differentiated service”.

Iberia Maintenance Engine Shop, located in Madrid, specialises in CFM56 engines, as well as V2500 and RB211 type engines. Earlier this month, the MRO also secured a contract with HK Express to maintain the Hong Kong low-fare carrier’s 32 V2500 engines for its A320ceo and A321ceo fleet.

“RwandAir’s strategic partnership with Iberia Maintenance reflects confidence in their technical expertise and experience to meet our high maintenance standards,” said Yvonne Makolo, CEO, RwandAir.

“Safety is our number one priority, and Iberia’s excellent maintenance track record will help RwandAir consolidate its position as one of the most ambitious airlines in Africa,” she added.