Canadian carrier renews trust in AFI KLM E&M and adds engine support for five new Boeing 777s to existing contract.
Paris, Amstelveen, 13 September 2013 - AFI KLM E&M was awarded the contract to support Air Canada's eleven new GE90 engines associated with the carrier's five new Boeing 777s.
Leading GE90 solutions
Air Canada chose AFI KLM E&M in March 2010 to provide exclusive support for its GE90 engines, with a total of 39 engines for 18 aircraft. The contract covers a broad array of tailor-made solutions, from on-site and on-wing operations to shop visits, engine component support, provision of spare engines, and engineering services. The airline based its choice on the proven expertise of AFI KLM E&M, a major GE90 MRO supplier already supporting close to 340 engines of this type on the behalf of 11 major customer airlines across the world.
Community of minds and interests
The first GE90 engine complete performance restoration was accomplished by AFI KLM E&M and met all Air Canada's requirements under the GE90 engine support contract.
Alan Butterfield, Air Canada Vice President, Maintenance & Engineering said: "We are extremely satisfied with the relationship we have had with AFI KLM E&M relating to their support of our current GE90 engines. We share the same ?airline-minded' culture, and we are pleased to extend this contract to support our new GE90s."
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 19th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 53 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.