AirAsia & GE Engine Services Sign Major Engine Maintenance Agreement Worth Over US$20 Million

AirAsia, Asia`s first and only low fare airline is proud to announce its new alliance with GE Engine Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (GEES Malaysia). This alliance covers the maintenance and servicing of all AirAsia aircraft engines. The five year deal is valued at US$20 million.

GE began servicing jet aircraft engines over 50 years ago. Today, GE Engine is the world`s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft as well as engines for marine and industrial applications. They are also a leading provider of integrated engine maintenance services.


AirAsia selected to use GE`s overhaul facility in Malaysia to carry out engine maintenance on the CFM56-3 engines which power AirAsia`s fleet of five Boeing 737-300 aircraft. AirAsia decided on GEES Malaysia after heavy competition from other such service providers in the Asian and European regions. AirAsia is extremely proud to be using an engine overhaul facility based in their home country: Malaysia!

We are pleased to be chosen as AirAsia`s engine maintenance provider. GEES Malaysia`s product knowledge and expertise will help AirAsia meet their customer commitments as they continue to accelerate their growth.”
- Dan Heintzelman, President and CEO of GE Engine Services.

AirAsia has entered into a five year contract with GEES Malaysia for overhauling of their narrow body aircraft engines. The contract has no limit to the number of engines to be overhauled.

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On average each aircraft engine requires an overhaul every 3 years or every 10,000 hours of flying. As AirAsia adds additional aircraft their engines will also be overhauled by GEES Malaysia. AirAsia believes that the agreement with GEES Malaysia will ensure that AirAsia`s aircraft are always in tiptop condition. This partnership works in perfect harmony with AirAsia`s policy to provide safe and reliable service to its passengers.

“We at AirAsia are very happy to have an engine maintenance provider with such a distinguished and reliable reputation. With GEES providing our engine overhauls we can be confident of the safety and reliability of our engines. This will give all Malaysians greater confidence and pride in the high safety standards of our service!”
- YBhg Dato` Pahamin A. Rajab, Chairman AirAsia

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AarAsia presently flies betwEen its hub in the KLIA and Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Penang, and Miri. AirAsia operates a fleet of four Boeing 737-300s. The entire fleet of planes fully complies with the conditions of International Aviation Safety and are regulated by the internationally reputed, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). In-short our planes are in tip-top condition and all safety precautions are observed.

The maintenance agreement between AirAsia and GE Engine Services will help AirAsia to bring the best possible quality of service to the people of Malaysia and all the visitors to our wonderful home!

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