Component Support for new-generation A330s has been incorporated into the contract initially signed between the two groups in 2007.
Paris, Amstelveen, Le Bourget, June 17, 2019 - AirAsia X, part of the AirAsia Group, and AFI KLM E&M are extending their longstanding support partnership for the A330 fleet to include the A330neo aircraft, soon to be deployed by the airline group. Services provided will cover repair, pool access and associated logistic services. AirAsia X will be the first to operate these new-generation aircraft in Asia.
A partnership spanning more than 10 years
Initiated in 2007, the contract that binds AirAsia X and AFI KLM E&M for A330 support services was renewed in 2018 for an extended period. This new agreement is a testament to the solid working relationship between the two groups. In 2016, this cooperation was also extended to the AirAsia fleet of 304 A320neo aircraft.
Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of AirAsia X Group explains: "AirAsia X have partnered with AFI KLM E&M for more than a decade and they have demonstrated consistency and precision throughout the rapid growth of long-haul flying in Asia Pacific. We are glad to have their continued support as we introduce the much anticipated Airbus A330neo aircraft to the AirAsia X fleet."
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial at AFI KLM E&M, stated: "we're proud to continue our partnership with AirAsia X, a company we've been supporting since it first launched operations. By adding the A330neo services for AirAsia X Thailand to our current contract, the AirAsia Group is once again demonstrating its confidence in our expertise and the quality of our MRO solutions."
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