June 19, 2013
AFI KLM E&M signs multiple new agreements at the Paris Air Show
TAP Maintenance & Engineering and AFI KLM E&M renewed and expanded their mutual confidence to their respective services. The two partners adjusted the perimeter of their collaboration, which now covers the repair support for A330-340 components and support of APU equipping TAP Portugal’s fleet of A330/A340 to be performed by AFI KLM E&M. Also, within the frame of the partnership between TAP M&E and AFI KLM E&M, TAP M&E will provide heavy maintenance services for A330s and A340s of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group fleets.
Jet Airways and AFI KLM E&M have signed an exclusive long-term contract covering component support for the Indian carrier’s 59-strong fleet of 737NGs, with AFI KLM E&M supplying closed-loop repair solutions.
Royal Brunei Airlines and AFI KLM E&M have inked a long-term engineering partnership agreement to support the entry into service of RB’s fleet of five Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Under the partnership agreement, AFI KLM E&M will provide RB with a wide range of engineering services including fleet technical support, component spares and repair services. AFI KLM E&M has demonstrated its Adaptiveness in delivering a tailor made maintenance and support solution to meet the unique requirements of RB. Under the agreement, 787 components will be located by AFI KLM E&M at multiple locations to support RB operations and ensure continuity of service.
AFI KLM E&M and Indian low-cost airline IndiGo are to step up their cooperation in the framework of the A320 component support contract linking the two groups since 2007. The scope of the agreement has been modified and has now been extended for several years. It still covers access to the spares pool, repair services, and dedicated logistics support. The agreement, which initially concerned a total of 52 A320s, now covers over 60 aircraft and this is set to be further extended with the new A320 deliveries to IndiGo scheduled for late 2013 and 2014. The two partners have also agreed that the Indian carrier’s future A320 NEO passenger aircraft, whose first deliveries are scheduled for 2016, may be included within the scope of the component support agreement at a later stage, at IndiGo’s option.
HOP!-AIRLINAIR has signed a long-term component support contract with AFI KLM E&M covering a total 23 aircraft: 17 ATR 42s and 6 ATR 72s. The per flight hour contract includes repairs and access to a spares pool. The contract renews a previous agreement between AFI KLM E&M and Airlinair signed in 2009. In early 2013, Airlinair formed an alliance with Brit Air and Regional, to create HOP!, the new European regional carrier.