Exclusive contract for dozen-plus shop visits.
Paris, Amstelveen, Singapore, 16 February 2016 - AFI KLM E&M and Uni-Top Airlines have signed an agreement organizing support for the CF6-80C2 engines powering the Chinese carrier's seven A300 aircraft. The contract includes repair and overhaul of the engines concerned, along with spare engines to guarantee operational availability of Uni-Top Airlines aircraft. A total 14 shop visits have been scheduled to date.
Experience and adaptiveness to client requirements
Building on over 30 years' experience with the CF6-80C2 engine, AFI KLM E&M has developed extensive capabilities for this engine type, aimed at controlling costs and TAT by originating innovative, economical repairs in-house. The Group combines its workshop experience of the engine with its know-how of operational conditions developed via its support activities for the Air France and KLM fleets.
AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial Fabrice Defrance said: "Our Group is delighted to include Uni-Top Airlines, a fast-growing Chinese carrier, among its many clients. AFI KLM E&M is already mobilized and organized to deliver optimal support for this new partner."
That experience, and the ability to offer full support services and take its unique requirements into consideration, swung the Uni-Top Airlines decision to place its trust in AFI KLM E&M.
Mr. Yu Huang, Executive Vice President of Uni-Top Airlines, said: "We are pleased to establish the partnership with AFI KLM E&M, a reliable MRO with global reputation and proven quality track record. Their personalized approach to the client, their expertise and their wide range resource are for us the assurance of fast, efficient service, AFI KLM E&M will together with us to optimize the utilization of our aircraft."
About Uni-Top Airlines
A subsidiary of logistics group Uni-Top Industrial Co. Ltd, Uni-Top Airlines is a Wuhan-based air cargo carrier that commenced operations in 2011. Operating a fleet of Airbus A300 and Boeing 747-200F aircraft, it aims to extend its network to Europe, Asia, Africa and South America in the years ahead and play more roles in express market.