NYCO announces that the Luxair airline, Luxair, recently selected Turbonycoil® 600, a synthetic standard turbine oil, to be used on its fleet of Boeing 737 New Generation and Bombardier Q400.
Luxair serves more than 60 destinations, mainly in Europe and North Africa. The Luxair airline’s current fleet includes 6 Boeing 737 NG (8 from 2019) aircraft powered by CFM56-7B engines and 11 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 powered by PW150A engines.
In collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Canada and Bombardier, since 2017, Luxair’s fleet Q400s have undergone a flight test campaign with the Turbonycoil® 600. This qualification will allow NYCO to grow its sales and increase its brand-awareness with regional airlines.
“We are proud to be part of the Turbonycoil 600 certification process on the Q400 PW150A engine type. Although it was a challenging project, with the support of NYCO, the OEM’s, and a constant effort from our Maintenance colleagues we successfully completed the trial study. We are confident this development will bring significant advantages for Luxair and we look forward to sharing them with our customers.” said Valentin Lebecq, Luxair Powerplant Engineer – Project Lead.
“After a careful assessment of NYCO’s product range, certification criteria, and industry track record, a mutually beneficial collaboration emerged as the natural next step. We look forward to formally complete the certification process for the PW150A application, and remain confident to have found a reliable partner.” said Cristian Nitulescu, Luxair Head of Engineering & Planning.
“We thank the Luxair teams for their support in qualifying our standard turbine oil on the Q400 and for their trust in switching their Boeing 737 NG fleet to the Turbonycoil® 600.” said Pedro Dasi, NYCO new Head of Sales & Marketing for Civil Aviation.
Approved against demanding specifications, including SAE AS 5780 SPC Class and MIL-PRF-23699 STD Class, Turbonycoil® 600 has received certification for use by all major engine manufacturers. It has logged more than 30 years of experience in jet engines of military and commercial aircraft.