WEST CHESTER, Ohio, USA, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price.
Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently operates a total of four A320ceo aircraft, including the two recently introduced CFM56-5B-powered aircraft. The company plans to expand its operations throughout Europe, while providing best-in-class service in the leisure market.
“We are very pleased to operate our new A320ceos with brand-new CFM engines,” said Marcos Rossello, founder and CEO of Sundair. “We are more than convinced that this investment and cooperation provides the highest efficiency and reliability available in the industry. Our aim to operate this fleet in a manner that takes the best advantage of all the benefits CFM56 engines offer, including high reliability and low overall operating costs,”
“We are certainly pleased to welcome Sundair to the CFM family and we look forward to helping them grow,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “We are willing to develop a strong relationship with Sundair in the years to come by providing the level of quality and support our customers have come to expect from CFM.”
Sundair is a young German leisure airline with headquarters in Stralsund and Berlin. The airline has been founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and CEO Marcos Rossello, together with the German tour operator Schauinsland Reisen GmbH.
The airline’s modern fleet consists of four aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus Industries, type A320-214 and is based in Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Schönefeld and Kassel-Calden.
Sundair operates flights to popular holiday destinations, including the Canary Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Greece, and Egypt, among others, as well filling demand as ad-hoc charter and ACMI carrier.
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