October 31, 2017: Lufthansa Technik AG has received orders for its new Cyclean Engine Wash product from Solaseed Air in Tokyo, Japan and an unnamed customer. The contract in force for Lufthansa Technik's first Japanese customer since 2012 with Peach Aviation of Osaka, Japan has also been extended by a further three years to 2020 for the entire A320 fleet.
The CFM56-7B engines on the Boeing 737 fleet of Solaseed Air are being washed at Tokyo-Haneda airport.
"For us, the performance of the engines, protecting the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, and cost savings from extended on-wing time and fuel flow reduction are foremost considerations. These arguments have also convinced our Japanese airline customers," says Oliver C. Winter, Head of Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik.
Lufthansa Technik has now placed Cyclean Engine Wash units at the Japanese sites Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Osaka/Kansai and Kitakyushu.
Cyclean Engine Wash can be carried out as part of maintenance work, in the transit period between two flights, or overnight. It is up to 70 per cent quicker than convention engine cleaning methods and can be performed anywhere on the airport site. Cyclean Engine Wash is available for all modern engine models from the major manufacturers General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, CFMI and IAE.