April 13, 2015

"Contract covers CF6-80C2 engine support for the American airline’s cargo fleet.

Paris, Amstelveen, Miami 14 April 2015 – AFI KLM E&M and National Airlines, which have already been working together for over three years, are to continue their partnership after the American airline decided to renew its contract with its MRO services provider. AFI KLM E&M will, as a result, continue to deliver  engine support  services for the  CF6-80C2 power  plants  equipping  the  two  Boeing  747-400BCF airplanes operated by National Airlines. In addition to carrying out shop visits, the services provided will also include the provision of spare engines during maintenance operations.

Trust and transparency For the past three years, the two partners have built up a trust-based relationship which the US carrier particularly appreciates as it brings it the benefit of maximum transparency and control over costs and any adjustments to shop visit operations. The support offered and delivered by AFI KLM E&M goes beyond straightforward engine maintenance services to also take in technical assistance for line- or hangar-based maintenance operations. Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: “National Airlines’ decision to extend our cooperation is a true mark of trust as regards our services. We are very pleased to be putting our relationship on a more lasting footing and to continue working with a major cargo airline like National Airlines.” ....."

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