MONTREAL, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (LMCES) (NYSE: LMT) an eight-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair and overhaul on CFM56-5 engines for their Airbus A319s and A320ceos.
Under the new agreement, services will be performed at the LMCES Montreal facility with initial delivery orders beginning in the first quarter 2016 and continuing through 2023. The facility has a long track record of excellent performance on CFM56-5 engines.
"We look forward to this partnership with LMCES," said Bill Meehan, chief operating officer, Frontier Airlines. "Their experience with CFM56-5 engines will assist in a successful future with our A320 aircraft family."
Before selecting LMCES as their CFM56-5 MRO provider, Frontier Airlines sent several engines to the Montreal facility for repair and the performance results were among the reasons Frontier selected LMCES.
"We are pleased to provide Frontier Airlines with industry-leading operational and economic support of their engines," said Bill Brotherton, president of LMCES. "It's an honor to be chosen by Frontier as their long-term partner for this important program."
Charles Bouchard, chief executive of Lockheed Martin Canada, added, "I am extremely proud of the growth that Commercial Engines Solutions has experienced in Montreal over the past two years. This contract is great news for the job stability that it creates in the local aerospace industry in the Montréal Aerospace cluster and a testament to the highly skilled technicians who expertly perform such complex maintenance in this competitive market."
The LMCES Montreal facility provides aircraft MRO and test as well as parts and component repairs for five different commercial engines that power the A318/319/320/321, 737-3/4/5/6/7/8/900, 707, DC-8, and CRJ-1/2/400.
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About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is committed to offering 'Low Fares Done Right' to more than 60 destinations in the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica on more than 270 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier's hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company's signature Rocky Mountain hospitality to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration's 2015 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry's most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.
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About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
SOURCE Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company