Air Transat, a Canadian airline based in Montreal has signed up with Lufthansa Technik for Cyclean Engine Wash.
"We are thrilled to have concluded this comprehensive engine cleaning contract for our fleet with Lufthansa Technik. Not only will this enable us to reduce fuel consumption and emissions; it will also significantly reduce the maintenance costs for our engines,” said Jean-Francois Lemay, President Air Transat.
The Canadian carrier, has a jetliner fleet consisting of Airbus A310s with CF6-80C2 engines, A330s with Trent 700 engines, and Boeing 737NGs with CFM56-7 engines. Lufthansa Technik will provide Cyclean engine wash services for the entire fleet, which is carried out at Montréal Airport in Canada, where Lufthansa Technik has been operating a Cyclean service station for a year now.
Oliver Winter, Head of Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik: "A Cyclean engine wash can be carried out as part of maintenance work, in the transit period between two flights, or overnight. The autonomous system, which does not require any external electricity or water source, gives our airline customers highest flexibility in the planning of engine washes."
The Cyclean Engine Wash equipment at Montreal Airport is installed in a van and therefore can also be deployed at nearby airports such as Mirabel and Toronto.
Up to 70 percent quicker than convention engine cleaning methods, Cyclean Engine Wash can be carried out without restriction anywhere on the airport site and to date more than 60,000 engine washes have been performed worldwide for more than 40 airline customers.