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15/04/2015 - National Airlines Renews Contract With AFI KLM E&M

Contract covers CF6-80C2 engine support for the American airline's cargo fleet.

Paris, Amstelveen, Miami 14 April 2015 - AFI KLM E&M and National Airlines, which have already been working together for over three years, are to continue their partnership after the American airline decided to renew its contract with its MRO services provider. AFI KLM E&M will, as a result, continue to deliver engine support services for the CF6-80C2 power plants equipping the two Boeing 747-400BCF airplanes operated by National Airlines. In addition to carrying out shop visits, the services provided will also include the provision of spare engines during maintenance operations.

Trust and transparency
For the past three years, the two partners have built up a trust-based relationship which the US carrier particularly appreciates as it brings it the benefit of maximum transparency and control over costs and any adjustments to shop visit operations. The support offered and delivered by AFI KLM E&M goes beyond straightforward engine maintenance services to also take in technical assistance for line- or hangar-based maintenance operations.

Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: "National Airlines' decision to extend our cooperation is a true mark of trust as regards our services. We are very pleased to be putting our relationship on a more lasting footing and to continue working with a major cargo airline like National Airlines."

For National Airlines' President Mr. Edward Davidson, "in cooperation with AFI KLM E&M we are pleased to renew the engine services agreement with an MRO supplier that provided excellent maintenance support over the past years and created a true partnership."

About National Airlines
Orlando (Florida)-based National Airlines is an American airline wholly-owned by the National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc. group. The airline operates on-demand cargo and passenger flights operating a fleet of Boeing 757-200s and Boeing 747-400s. Among its clients are government and defense organizations, as well as postal services and multi-national commercial clients.


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