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14/04/2015 - AFI KLM E&M & Tradewinds Engine Services Enter into Strategic Partnership

AFI KLM E&M expands its maintenance portfolio with Engine Parts Trading offer.

Paris, Amstelveen, Miami 14 April 2015 - AFI KLM E&M today announced that it has taken a 50% stake in Tradewinds Engine Services, a recognized player on the surplus engine parts trading. Tradewinds activities include aero engine parts trading, brokering and consignment of engine parts, ensuring the best quality, service and price for worldwide operators.

The forge of this partnership will be highly beneficial for both AFI KLM E&M and Tradewinds customers, by maximizing their engine parts availability. Tradewinds President Mark Kreisel said: "We are proud to be selected by AFI KLM E&M to enter into this partnership. We are confident that, supported by our knowledge and network, AFI KLM E&M customers can benefit from this specific competitive market".

Franck Terner, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM E&M said: "We are very pleased to welcome Tradewinds as a new partner within our Global network. Combining Tradewinds' strong engine parts trading activity with our existing partnership with Bonus Tech for engine tear-down, AFI KLM E&M is proposing a comprehensive platform in Florida. This strategic move allows AFI KLM E&M to offer extensive engine MRO capabilities, aiming to complete the value proposition for its worldwide customers".

Tradewinds Engine Services, LLC was founded in 1996 by Mark Kreisel and was later joined by Steve Radotic. Together they are the current equity owners and also managers of the Company. Tradewinds is Located at Coconut Creek, Florida USA. Tradewinds has extensive engine parts trading experience, solid historic customer base and a consolidated financial-investor network.
Read more: www.tesllc.aero

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