Planned A350 Deliveries Prompt Fleet Review and Conversion to Eastman Turbo Oil 2197
Kingsport, TN, April 19, 2016 – Eastman Aviation Solutions is pleased to announce it has been selected by Cathay Pacific Group for a main engine oil fleet conversion, exclusively utilizing Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 as the main engine oil fleet-wide.
Cathay Pacific Airways recently reviewed their main engine oil requirements and benefits in anticipation of planned Airbus A350 deliveries as part of fleet expansion and modernization. The A350, powered by Trent XWB engines, is only approved for operation with High-Performance Capable (HPC) engine oils.
Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 is approved by all leading engine manufacturers and is designed to meet or exceed the demands of current and future jet engine requirements. With more than 350 million engine/accessory hours, ETO 2197 is by far the most widely used HTS fleet oil in the world and was the first oil approved to AS5780A specification.
“Our decision to convert the main engine oil of our fleet to Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 was based on the superior oxidative and thermal stability the oil delivers, as we’ve been seeing in our A330/Trent 700 fleet as well as its proven experience across a wide range of engines and accessories and availability on a global scale.” said Keith Brown, Head of Powerplant Procurement, Cathay Pacific. The contract, which was effective January 1, 2016, includes the A350 aircraft that will begin to enter service in 2016, as well as the entire Cathay Pacific Group fleet consisting of Airbus A300, A320, A321, A330 series aircraft, and Boeing 747 and 777 variants. This includes the fleets of Dragonair, a wholly-owned, subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, and Air Hong Kong Ltd., a cargo and express freight operator, in which Cathay Pacific is a majority stakeholder.
“We are extremely pleased that Cathay Pacific Group, one of the region’s most influential airline groups, has selected Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 as their exclusive fleet main engine oil,” said Nick Cleary, Eastman Global Technical Services director. “The exceptional performance that ETO 2197 will provide as well as Eastman’s ability to regionally support the management of change process and supply Cathay Pacific Group’s global operations will will prove invaluable as they continue to expand.”
About Cathay Pacific Group
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo service to nearly 180 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe, and Africa using a fleet of approximately 150 wide-body aircraft. Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of the oneworld Global Alliance and has been named “World’s Best Airline” four times, and most recently “Best Trans-Pacific Airline” in 2015 in the annual Skytrax World Airline AwardsTM. The company employs more than 33,000 people world-wide. For more information on Cathay Pacific Airways, visit www.cathaypacific.com.
About Eastman Aviation Solutions
Eastman Aviation Solutions, a dedicated team within Eastman Chemical Company, is an aviation fluids supplier that focuses on providing industry-leading products, technical resources, dedicated support and improved service to the commercial and regional airline, corporate aviation, and helicopter industries. As a leading turbine oil and hydraulic fluid provider, Eastman Aviation Solutions combines their industry recognized brands Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids and SkyKleen® aviation solvents with Eastman Turbo Oils (formerly BP Turbo Oils), merging over a century of experience in aviation fluids, and offering them to customers under one unique brand. Eastman delivers innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment of safety and sustainability to their global customer base. Serving approximately 100 countries, Eastman Aviation Solutions products are available throughout the world via approved distributors and direct sale opportunities. To learn more visit www.EastmanAviationSolutions.com.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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