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16/04/2019 - Virgin Australia Airlines and AFI KLM E&M partner for Boeing 777-300ER component support

Australian carrier's first-time call on AFI KLM E&M expertise for component support for its five Boeing 777-300ERs.

Paris, Amstelveen, 16 April 2019 - AFI KLM E&M and Virgin Australia Airlines have signed a component support contract for the carrier's five-strong fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs. The agreement covers flight-hour repairs, access to the spares pool, and provision of an on-site stock at Los Angeles.

Bilateral expertise
This is the first time that Virgin Australia and AFI KLM E&M have teamed up. In signing this agreement, the Australian carrier is assured of benefitting from AFI KLM E&M expertise and high service quality, as well as from the dual body of technical and operational know-how built up as an MRO group backed by an airline operating one of the largest 777 fleets in the world. In addition, with the Component Services Program (CSP) jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing, Virgin Australia will be able to benefit from the combined expertise of an MRO and an airframe manufacturer.

Dominik Wiener-Silva, VP Sales Asia-Pacific said: "We are delighted to number Virgin Australia among our new customers. This partnership boosts the strength and attractiveness of the solutions developed by AFI KLM E&M in Asia-Pacific, a region where the Group is already caring for nearly 500 aircraft of all types."

About Virgin Australia Airlines
Virgin Australia Airlines is Australia's second biggest airline and the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand. It has won many awards since it was founded in 2000. In 2018, it won the ‘World's Best Cabin Crew' accolade in the AirlineRatings.com Excellence Awards. Virgin Australia Airlines is part of the Virgin Australia Group, alongside Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia Cargo and Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group operates Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 737-700s, Boeing 777-300ERs, Airbus A320s, Airbus A330-200s, ATR-72 and Fokker 100s.



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