Finnish flag carrier renews support contract for CF6-80E1 engines powering its fleet of Airbus A330-300s.
Paris, Amstelveen, Le Bourget, June 17 2019 - AFI KLM E&M and Finnair have announced the renewal of their maintenance and overhaul partnership on the carrier’s fleet of CF6-80E1 engines. The agreement covers shop visits for all 16 Finnair engines as well as on-wing support services.
AFI KLM E&M and Finnair have been working together in the field of aircraft maintenance for several years, especially in relation to the support for the Nordic carrier’s fleet of CF6-80E1 engines. In view of the value of the services delivered by AFI KLM E&M since 2014, Finnair has decided to continue this partnership.
By continuing to rely on the CF6-80E1 solutions delivered by the European market leader for maintenance on this type of engine, the Finnish carrier is guaranteed to benefit from efficient, competitive support services rooted in a dual technical and operational expertise on this product.
Jari Huhtinen, Finnair Vice President Technical Operations, said: "Reliable, high quality engine maintenance services are key for the punctual and smooth operations of our long-haul fleet as we continue to grow our traffic. AFI KLM E&M has a proven track record in supporting operations on our fleet of A330-300s, and our stock of CF6 -80E1 engines, and we look forward to a continued smooth collaboration with them. "
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M added: "We are delighted that Finnair is maintaining its trust in AFI KLM E&M in supporting their CF6-80E1 engines. AFI KLM E&M is a leading player on the maintenance market for this type of engine and this renewal testifies to the reliability and suitability of the solutions we develop and offer our customers."
Finnair, founded in 1923, is the national flag carrier of Finland. From its hub at Helsinki-Vantaa international airport it operates flights to Asia, Europe and North America, with rapid flight connections through Helsinki. Finnair’s extensive network serves 20 cities in Asia, 8 in North America, and over one hundred destinations in Europe. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past nine years running.