Frontier Airlines picks Lockheed Martin as engine MRO provider

Frontier Airlines has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (NYSE: LMT) an eight-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair and overhaul on CFM56-5 engines for their Airbus A319s and A320ceos, the company said.

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.

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.

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.

Frontier Airlines offers 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.

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.