Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Bamboo Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the basis of a long-term cooperation.
The MoU outlines the MRO company’s potential deployment of adaptive support solutions across a range of domains. It follows on from initial contracts which focus on the maintenance of Bamboo Airways’ fleet of 787, A320 and Embraer aircraft.
The two companies said the current and future discussed cooperation had a potential estimated value of several hundred million dollars.
In particular, the MoU outlines the possibility of extending commercial relations in engine support, including taking on shop visits for the GEnx engines fitted on Bamboo Airways’ 787s, and for the engines equipped on its A320 family aircraft.
AFI KLM E&M may also be called upon for new C-check maintenance visits for the 787s at its facilities in Amsterdam, as well as line maintenance operations across an extended stopover network based on the destinations Bamboo Airways flies to.
The Vietnamese operator will also utilise AFI KLM E&M affiliate EPCOR’s capabilities in the maintenance of APUs, for support of its APS2300 (EJets) and APS5000 (787) products.
“We’re proud and thrilled at the prospect of continuing to support the soaring success of Bamboo Airways, a young and dynamic airline that has not let the health crisis hold back its international development,” said KLM Engineering & Maintenance’s EVP Ton Dortmans. “We are fully committed to honouring the trust placed in us, and are ready to roll out new support solutions adapted to the needs of Bamboo Airways.”
Bamboo Airways’ deputy general director Mai Dinh Toan commented: “AFI KLM E&M has proven to be a trusted airline-MRO expertise partner with its global footprint, multi-product catalogue, the flexibility of its programmes and solutions as well as responsiveness, which have led us to reiterate confidence in them. Bamboo Airways is more than delighted to extend collaboration with AFI KLM E&M, thus creating further value for both sides in an attempt to spread its wings to promising international markets in the near future.”