AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines Sign GEnx support contract

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 26, 2018 16:40

AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines Sign GEnx support contract

AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines have signed a long term flight hour support contract covering the GEnx engines equipping the Vietnamese flag carrier’s fleet of Boeing 787s, which will grow to 19 aircraft by 2021.

Under this contract, AFM KLM E&M will handle maintenance of Vietnam Airlines’ 787 GEnx engines for 12 years. AFI KLM E&M also provides spare engine access for Vietnam Airlines to guarantee seamless continuity of its operations.

Duong Tri Thanh, President and CEO of Vietnam Airlines, said: “This agreement with AFI KLM E&M is of significant importance to Vietnam Airlines, which further enhances our time-honoured partnership in a wide range of areas. From our previous successful collaboration on component support for Vietnam Airlines’ 787-9s and during the first quick-turn shop visit operations carried out on the GEnx, we have full confidence in AFI KLM E&M’s abilities to guarantee the smooth operations of our Boeing 787-9 aircraft and fleet in general. Vietnam Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft will better serve long haul domestic and international flights, strengthening our commitment to bring consistent 4-star quality service and the best customer experience.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 26, 2018 16:40