First Private Indian Airline to cross such an impressive milestone

Online PR News – 26-February-2012 – – Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, yesterday achieved a major milestone with the successful completion of over 3 million operating hours on CFM56 engines. This milestone came barely a few months post the airline inducting its 100th aircraft into its fleet. Incidentally, Jet Airways was the first airline to introduce the best-in-class-technology CFM56 engines to India and more importantly even in Asia, as early as 1993. Over the past two decades, Jet Airways has continuously collaborated with CFMI to improve operational efficiencies and bring in technological advancements in engines to power its fleet and provide the best service to its customers.

Nikos Kardassis, CEO of Jet Airways, said “The completion of over 3 million operational flying hours on CFM engines without any incidents is a major milestone for Jet Airways. The airline has always chosen to utilize the very best in next generation technologies to ensure superior quality, reliable service and above all customer satisfaction. A case-in-point being the fact that we were the very first airline in India and indeed Asia to adopt the technologically advanced CFM56 engines. We are very happy to have worked closely with CFMI as a partner since 1993 and look forward for more fruitful affiliation in the years to come as Jet Airways plans to expand its domestic and international network.”

Commenting upon the achievement, Mr. Jean-Paul Ebanga, President & CEO, CFMI Engines said, “CFMI is proud of its association with Jet Airways through the years and is especially happy about the achievement of the airline having clocked over 3 million operational flying hours on CFM engines. This achievement bear’s testimony to the reliability of the CFM56 engines which coupled with huge efficiencies have proven to be the trademark of CFMI. We look forward to achieving many more important milestones with Jet Airways in the years to come.”

Interestingly, CFMI is currently developing ultra high technology engines for the Next Generation Aircraft, based on the concept of Green Engines which will help reduce fuel burn and thus, significantly bring down carbon emissions. As an environmentally conscious corporate citizen, Jet Airways is closely working with CFMI to deploy these next generation and best-in-class technology propulsion systems to power its fleet of aircraft in the future.

About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 101 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 59 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.81 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 76 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.

About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating approximately 290 flights daily.

About JetLite
JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 19 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 31 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.

Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 120 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.