AFI KLM Engineering & Maintenance signs Boeing engine contract with Kuwait Airways

By Tom Wadlow
Air France and KLM’s engineering and maintenance division (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a deal with Kuwait Airways to overhaul and maintain the engines...

Air France and KLM’s engineering and maintenance division (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a deal with Kuwait Airways to overhaul and maintain the engines on its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The support by the hour contract covering engine removal management, shop visits and logistics support will see AFI KLM E&G look after the 10 planes recently integrated into the Kuwait Airways fleet.

Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our cooperation with Kuwait Airways, a long-standing client of the Group in the Middle East, and to assist them during the first few months’ operations of their new 777-300ERs.

“We will be capitalising on our expertise and know-how to provide them with the highest levels of service.”

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This is one of many deals struck by airlines, manufacturers and maintenance companies in light of the recent 2017 Dubai Airshow, including the announcement of a $15bn deal between Boeing and Emirates for 40 787-10 Dreamliners.

Kuwait Airways has also been modernising its fleet with the recent integration of the 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, and has also placed orders for the delivery of A320neo and A350 aircraft. Founded in 1954, it is one of the oldest airlines in the Middle East.

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