China Southern Airlines opts for AFI KLM E&M A350s component support

Lilia
By Lilia December 13, 2019 17:28

China Southern Airlines opts for AFI KLM E&M A350s component support

China Southern has signed a long-term contract for the provision of component support for its twenty newly acquired aircraft. With the A350 model having just made its debut within the fleet, the airline has opted for a pooling solution to secure its operational capacities. The maintenance program includes maintenance, repair and logistic services. In addition to AFI KLM E&M’s global pool located at Paris, Singapore and Detroit, they will gain access to the central China pool of Shanghai as well as dedicated Main Base Kits (MBK) in Guangzhou and Beijing.

“The service package offered by AFI KLM E&M is perfectly adapted to our needs in terms of budgetary and operational requirements”, declared Li Tongbin, Executive Vice President of China Southern. We benefit from both the economies of scale generated by AFI KLM E&M’s global A350 pooling, as well as localized services via their Shanghai-based pool.”

“The AOG support provided by AFI KLM E&M all over the world is a marker of reassurance for our operations, especially in Europe and the USA,” added Li Tongbin.

Dominik Wiener-Silva, Vice President Sales of AFI KLM E&M for Asia Pacific, is delighted with the new contract landed in China: “China Southern is the latest Chinese operator to have integrated the A350 into its fleet, and it’s an honour to be chosen to provide component pooling support for one of the largest airline operators in the world. We’re proud to have earned the trust of many airlines in China and boosted our reputation in this growing region.”

Lilia
By Lilia December 13, 2019 17:28