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13/11/2017 - AFI KLM E&M And Kuwait Airways Sign GE90 Engine Support Contract


AFI KLM E&M to provide maintenance and overhaul for the GE90-115B engines powering the Kuwait flag carrier's ten Boeing 777-300ERs

Paris, Amstelveen, Dubai, 13 November 2017 - Kuwait Airways is entrusting maintenance of its fleet of GE90-115B engines to AFI KLM E&M under a support by the hour contract covering engine removal management, shop visits, logistics/AOG support. The engines equip the ten 777-300ER aircraft recently integrated into the Kuwait Airways fleet.

Proven expertise on the GE90 family
AFI KLM E&M has unrivaled dual operational and technical expertise on GE90 family powerplants, from the operational support provided for its AIR FRANCE and KLM parent airlines (launch airlines for the 777-300ER in particular), to services provided for dozens of third-party airlines operating versions of the GE90 worldwide. Its extensive experience is a powerful guarantee of quality and reliability with respect to the AFI KLM E&M MRO service offering for this product. This factor, combined with the robust availability solutions deployed by the Group (AOG support and spares) played a major part in the Kuwait Airways decision, as well as in the close cooperation developed by the two companies over almost a decade.

Mr. Faisal Al-Azmi, Engineering Director Kuwait Airways, highlighted "the excellence of the support developed and delivered by AFI KLM E&M for our fleet in recent years. The ability of the MRO group to show flexibility and satisfy our specific requirements to guarantee our operational continuity is equally crucial for Kuwait Airways."

Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "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 capitalizing on our expertise and know-how to provide them with the highest levels of service."

About Kuwait Airways
Kuwait Airways is the national carrier of the State of Kuwait. Founded in 1954, it is one of the oldest airlines in the Middle East. From its hub at Kuwait International Airport it serves around 35 international destinations in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. In recent years, the airline has pursued a policy of modernizing its fleet, with the recent integration of ten Boeing 777-300ERs, and orders placed for the delivery of A320neo and A350 aircraft.


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