News from MRO Americas – AFI KLM E&M signs deals with Caribbean Airlines and Air Canada

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) announced contracts with both Air Canada and Caribbean Airlines during this week’s MRO Americas event in Dallas.

Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Airlines has signed a support contract for the airline’s 737 MAX fleet, which currently numbers nine aircraft. The solutions provided by AFI KLM E&M will cover repairs, access to a pool of spare parts, and a Main Base Kit (MBK) at the customer’s base in Port of Spain, as well as dedicated logistical support.

Varma Khillawan, VP Maintenance & Engineering at Caribbean Airlines, stresses “the importance of being able to rely on a maintenance partner that’s aware of and understands the reality of airline operations, in addition to demonstrating broad technical expertise. AFI KLM E&M has shown itself to be extremely attentive to our needs, displaying an eagerness to jointly develop a personalised support package rather than imposing standardised solutions.”

Meanwhile, Air Canada has opted to extend its GE90 engine support contract – which has been in place since 2010 – and extend the relationship to benefit from AFI KLM E&M additional adaptive solutions. The engines are used on the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777s and the extended contract will see solutions delivered by AFI KLM E&M including shop visits, LRU support, provision of spare engines and on-wing/on-site support.

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