Safran Nacelles, a subsidiary of the Safran Group, on April 11, 2018, signed a contract with WOW air to provide repair and maintenance support for engine nacelles on the Icelandic airline's fleet of Airbus A320neo jetliners.

The five-year agreement covers repair services and spares pool access for WOW air’s fleet of A320neo family jets, which are powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, a press release by Safran Nacelles states. 

These capabilities are part of the unscheduled maintenance phase in the new NacelleLife support offering, which provides complete coverage during the operating life of Safran Nacelles' jet engine nacelle systems.

"We're glad to welcome WOW air to the family of customers that benefit from the NacelleLife offering" said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles' Vice President of Customer Support and Services.

"This young and dynamic airline can count on our expertise as the A320neo nacelles' original equipment manufacturer, along with our extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul resources – backed by a global network," Savin added.

WOW air currently operates an all-Airbus fleet, consisting of 12 A321s, three A320s, and three A330s. The airline has one A320neo and an A321neo, with the fleet of Airbus neos (New Engine Option) covered by Safran Nacelles' support services.

"As our low-fare, long-haul airline continues to grow rapidly, WOW air is counting on the high availability of its fleet – and we are looking forward to the support Safran Nacelles will provide for our A320neo family jetliners," explained Mar Thorarinsson, Technical Director at WOW air. The airline plans to increase its fleet to 24 aircraft by the end of 2018.

Launched at the MRO Americas 2018 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, the NacelleLife offering delivers nacelle services that are tailorable to the requirements of airlines and aviation lessors, involving any or all steps from preparations for a jetliner's service entry through its retirement from operation.

Coverage begins with initial provisioning assistance and hands-on maintenance coaching for an aircraft's pre-entry phase. This is followed by on-site presence and technical documentation at entry-into-service; fleet management for operational continuity, along with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance while in revenue service. Transition support for the phase-out is the final step.