Safran Nacelles has signed a 4-year agreement with Avianca for the support of the nacelles of its Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International* LEAP-1A turbofan engines.

17 A320neo aircraft are already in service, with major plans to rapidly grow the fleet already underway.

As part of this agreement, Avianca will have access to Safran’s shared pool of nacelle items, and the Columbian airline will benefit from guaranteed Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul solutions at the Safran Nacelles repair station in Indianapolis in the US.

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, commented: “I am delighted that Avianca is strengthening its trust in Safran Nacelles for their A320neo nacelle fleet, following their first contract announced in 2019. We are fully committed to delivering services that meet Avianca’s needs for their new generation aircraft.”

Albert Pérez, Avianca’s Vice President of Maintenance, said: “We know that punctuality is one of the most relevant attributes for our customers, and our priority at Avianca is to deliver on-time departures. In that sense, this agreement not only ensures the availability of our assets but also enhances our ability to react through Safran Nacelles’ strategic stocking locations. This agreement will also help us to keep our aircraft in flight, where they need to be and without disruptions, while at the same time being more efficient in terms of maintenance.”