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Cathay Pacific selects Eastman Aviation Solutions for main engine oil fleet conversion

Cathay Pacific selects Eastman Aviation Solutions for main engine oil fleet conversion
Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific.

Eastman Aviation Solutions has been selected by Hong Kong-based 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 Kingsport, Tenn., U.S.A.-based Eastman Global Technical Services Director Nick Cleary. “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 prove invaluable as they continue to expand.”

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