AFI KLM E&M and GMF AeroAsia Consolidate Maintenance Partnership

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 17, 2016 22:11

AFI KLM E&M and GMF AeroAsia Consolidate Maintenance Partnership

GMF AeroAsia and AFI KLM E&M have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the Singapore Airshow. This MOU aims to extend and develop their present partnership in the MRO sphere. Recently the companies also signed a CFM56-7B overhaul and repair contract, together with a contract for Boeing 744 C checks. The number of engines and aircraft covered by the two contracts can be extended.

The newly-signed MOU covers several areas of cooperation, including component support synergies for Boeing and Airbus fleet and the maintenance of GE90, CFM56-7 and other CFM56 engine series supported via AFI KLM E&M global network. In the framework of this MOU, AFI KLM E&M is considering subcontracting maintenance services for 747 series to GMF in addition to those already contracted. These concern specific aircraft maintenance programs for several fleets, especially the 747-400s. One heavy C- and D-type check has been scheduled for 2016 involving KLM’s 747-400s.

“The extension of this agreement with a major MRO in Asia Pacific demonstrates the competitiveness of our component and engine offering. We are honoured to be able to strengthen our long-term cooperation with GMF AeroAsia” said Franck Terner, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance.

“A wide range of topics are currently under discussion”, added Ton Dortmans Executive Vice President KLM E&M. “This MOU is a natural continuation of the successful partnership agreement already signed in 2014.

“Our two companies have complementary skills and growth areas,” said GMF President & CEO, Richard Budihadianto “This agreement supplements the individual objectives of each party, at the same time as it supplies solutions necessary to each.” In pooling their strengths the two companies are improving their cost effectiveness.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 17, 2016 22:11