AirAsia contracts AFI KLM E&M for A320neo component support

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 8, 2016 13:25

AirAsia contracts AFI KLM E&M for A320neo component support

AirAsia and AFI KLM E&M have inked a component support agreement for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320neo passenger jets, ultimately scheduled to number 304 aircraft. AirAsia took delivery of its first A320neo on 7 September this year in Hamburg.

Signed in the presence of AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and Air France CEO Franck Terner, the contract between the two groups includes component repair services and solutions designed to maximise aircraft availability, such as the provision of a local main base kit at AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur facility.

At the signing ceremony held in Sepang, Malaysia, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “We are delighted to find a strong partner in AFI KLM E&M and one that is as dynamic as us. Operating a new-generation aircraft at such a large scale requires adaptive, world-class support, and we have the utmost confidence that AFI KLM E&M will be able to provide us with the responsiveness, reliability and performance needed.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 8, 2016 13:25