Philippine Airlines has extended a flight hour support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) for the GE90 engines powering its Boeing 777 fleet, as well for the CFM56-5B engines fitted on its Airbus A320 aircraft.
The Philippine flag carrier said it had established a new fleet plan following a successful restructuring process in 2021. AFI KLM E&M will support Philippine Airlines with GE90 shop visits for as long as the 777 serves on the airline’s fleet.
“We value the partnership we have with the AFI KLM E&M teams, who have been a loyal ally throughout the uncertainty of the last two years,” said Philippine Airlines’ SVP supply chain management Alvin Limqueco.
“Philippine Airlines and AFI KLM E&M have kept strong communication lines during the pandemic, and we look forward to continuing our robust ties as they continue to support our fleet requirements in the future through this extended agreement.”
AFI KLM E&M’s SVP commercial Pierre Teboul commented: “We are pleased and proud to have found a long-term partner in Philippine Airlines. Since the beginning of our cooperation on the GE90 engine, we have put all our expertise at their disposal and ensured continuity of service. We have come out of this period stronger and our relationship of trust has been consolidated.”