Xiamen Airlines chooses AFI KLM E&M GEnx Engines Support

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 20, 2017 17:49

Xiamen Airlines chooses AFI KLM E&M GEnx Engines Support

AFI KLM E&M and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an agreement organizing support for the GEnx-1B74/75 engines equipping the Chinese airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9s, which will ultimately cover a total of six aircraft.

AFI KLM E&M already provides Component and Engines Support for the carrier’s six 787-8s. The new contract will cover shop visits and the maintenance and spare engine access to guarantee the availability of Xiamen Airlines ‘787-9’ fleet and the seamless continuity of its operations. The maintenance will be performed at AFI KLM E&M’s GEnx center of excellence in Amsterdam.

Cai Chengbao, Xiamen Airlines Executive Vice President, further emphasized: “the quality of the relationship that has grown up in recent years between our two Groups. Around the ideas of trust and partnership, AFI KLM E&M and Xiamen Airlines have forged solid ties, which are now being strengthened with the signing of the latest agreement.”

Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Anne Brachet said: “we are proud to further extend the strong partnership our two groups already enjoy. Such a deal with a major 787 fleet operator proves once again AFI KLM E&M’s unique expertise and competitiveness regarding new-generation aircraft maintenance.”

Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President KLM E&M, added: “It is a real honour for us to once more win the trust of Xiamen Airlines for a substantial new contract. Again, AFI KLM E&M will strive to demonstrate the quality of its services, and to adjust its responses to meet the real needs of its client to the best of its ability.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 20, 2017 17:49