DUBAI AIR Show -- SAFAIR extended and expanded its TrueChoice™ Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new agreement is valued at more than $70 million (USD) over the life of the agreement.

"GE Aviation has proven itself as the right maintenance provider for our CFM56 engines. The new agreement covers maintenance for our entire CFM56-7B engine fleet until 2024," said Elmar Conradie, Chief Executive Officer of SAFAIR.

"GE Aviation is honored that SAFAIR selected us to maintain its entire CFM56-7B engine fleet,” said Jean Lydon-Rodgers, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation's Services organization. "This TrueChoice Overhaul agreement will ensure SAFAIR’s engines are maintained to the highest OEM standards to ensure outstanding engine performance.”

The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. All TrueChoice offerings are underpinned by GE Aviation's data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.

For more than 50 years, SAFAIR has been at the forefront of delivering specialized aviation services across the world. From wet and dry leasing to special airlift operations, SAFAIR provides world-class solutions to every challenge. Safair is the parent company to South Africa's true low cost passenger airline: FlySafair.

About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

TrueChoice™  is a trademark of GE.