November 7, 2017: Alaska Airlines has signed a nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement with CFM International, a joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines to support 128 CFM56-7B engines that power the airline's s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The agreement, which includes spare engines, is valued at nearly $500 million US at list price.
Rate per Flight Hour agreements are part of CFM's portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Alaska Airlines is a long-time CFM customer and was the launch customer for the CFM56-7B powerplant for the Boeing Next-Generation 737-900 aircraft.
"We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Alaska Airlines," said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. "We appreciate the high level of confidence this agreement shows in CFM and in our ability to continue to support their fleet over the long term."