Oman Air affirms trust in AFI KLM E&M with exclusive long-term Engine contract.
Paris, Amstelveen, 4 February 2016 - AFI KLM E&M and the Sultanate of Oman's flag carrier have signed a new, long-term contract providing flight hour support for CFM56-7 power plants equipping Oman Air's Boeing 737NG's. Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance said: "We have worked regularly with Oman Air for several years. I am very pleased that the airline has now shown us this mark of trust by opting for our engine know-how."
AFI KLM E&M's CFM56-7 card
In the wake of a hard-won competition, Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President KLM E&M said he was very happy with the Oman Air choice: "The airline was won over by our extensive expertise on the best-selling CFM56-7 engine. This engine and its close relative the -5B are high quality assets, and AFI KLM E&M is the reliable choice when it comes to these narrow body products."
Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Air, added: "AFI KLM E&M is globally recognized for their highly professional services. Teaming up with them reflects the high standards of quality Oman Air stands for. The long-term contract will help us to deliver smooth operations and will support us in maintaining our excellent record for safety, reliability and on-time performance. Our decision was reached after AFI KLM E&M was able to make an attractive offer in terms of both quality and price, bringing the value of the contract to several hundred million USD."
About Oman Air
Oman Air, the Sultanate of Oman's national airline, was founded in 1993 and is based at Muscat International Airport, from where it operates international flights to 50 destinations worldwide, mainly in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The airline operates a fleet of 40 aircraft, mainly comprising Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s, and is gradually phasing in the 787 Dreamliner. Oman Air has been ranked as a "four star" airline by Skytrax since 2011.