Cebu Pacific Air expands its component support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to include seven (7) A321ceo and 32 A321neo aircraft. This is on top of the component support agreement signed last year between Cebu Pacific and AFI KLM E&M covering its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, 07 November 2018 - AFI KLM E&M is proud to support the expansion of one of the most profitable low-cost carriers in the world that operates in rapidly-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The array of services provided under the long-term contract includes component repairs from Europe and Singapore, as well as access to local spares pool.
The contract extension bolsters AFI KLM E&M's leadership position across the region, embodied in particular through its local joint venture with Sabena technics, Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a component repair shop launched in September 2016.
Excellence on the doorstep
Operating out of Seletar international airport, with some 6,500sq.m.of repair facilities, SCS is one of the region's leading multi-product and multi-fleet players. It has become one of the most efficient and responsive MROs in the region, backed by regional logistics centers, parts inventories, and technical expertise of its parent firms. SCS specializes in repairs for A320, A330, ATR and Fokker 100 fleets with a comprehensive offering for avionics, mechanical and pneumatic components, along with aerostructure and cabin and safety components.
Confidence in rapid growth
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, commented: "In 2017, Cebu Pacific Air signed its first contract with us. They are thus a recent customer and it is a great honor for us to have been able to rapidly convince the airline of our expertise and efficiency. We have taken up a challenge by demonstrating our ability to adapt to its ambitious fleet plan and operating imperatives in very short order."
In response to this demonstration of trust and to ensure complete satisfaction of the Philippines airline's expectations, AFI KLM E&M demonstrated its fast-track response capabilities immediately after the contract extension as it sought to secure operations and integrate the new A321s in the shortest possible time.
About Cebu Air, Inc.
Cebu Air (PSE: CEB), operating as Cebu Pacific, is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. In conjunction with its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, CEB operates the most extensive network in the Philippines with a total 37 domestic destinations—connecting the most exotic Philippine islands to 26 international destinations in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the United States, with over 104 domestic and international routes in all. In its 22-years of operations, CEB has already carried over 150 million passengers.
CEB has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a total of 67 aircraft with an average age of five (5) years. The CEB fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, five (5) Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option), and eight (8) Airbus A330; while the Cebgo fleet is composed of eight (8) ATR 72-500 and 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2018 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of two (2) more Airbus A321 CEO, five (5) Airbus A320 NEO (New Engine Option), six (6) ATR 72-600, and 32 Airbus A321NEO aircraft. Cebu Pacific has also achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
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