New Engine Is Option for Airbus A320neo
Kingsport, TN, May 2, 2016 – Eastman Chemical Company is pleased to announce it has received approval from engine manufacturer CFM International for Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 and 2380 use in the CFM* LEAP-1A engine, one of the two options for the Airbus A320neo.
This latest approval is another testament to Eastman’s proven product portfolio that continues to be widely approved across existing engine platforms. Eastman Turbo Oils remain adept at enabling innovation, safety and efficiency within the engine market and aviation industry and are differentiated by their superior performance such as High Thermal Stability (HTS).
Manufacturer-conducted CFM LEAP-1A engine tests using Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 and 2380 confirmed positive lubrication system performance, oil sample results and lube system diagnostics as expected. The performance during this testing resulted in Eastman Aviation Solutions receiving approval on Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 and 2380 from CFM International for use with LEAP-1A engines.
“We are proud to have approval for the new CFM LEAP-1A engines, which will be used on the Airbus A320neo. This approval continues our strong heritage to provide our customers, the airlines, with the choice of proven products and performance attributes that create strong value for their operations.” said Mahendra Dorairaj, general manager of Specialty Fluids and Energy, Eastman Aviation Solutions.
Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 is designed to exceed the demands of current and future jet engines and is by far the most widely used HTS fleet oil in the world. Qualified to MIL-PRF- 23699 HTS Class and SAE AS5780 HPC Class, Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 has logged over 350 million hours of operation in the past two decades.
Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 is a standard performance lubricating oil qualified for MIL-PRF- 23699 STD Class and SAE AS5780 SPC Class. Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 has logged well over a billion hours of operation.
* CFM is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE.
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.