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18/02/2016 - AFI KLM E&M Provides Support For Three SF Airlines Engines

Agreement reached on overhaul of Chinese carrier's three CF6-80C2 engines

Paris, Amstelveen, Singapore, 18 February 2016 - AFI KLM E&M and SF Airlines have announced that they have finalized an engine support contract covering three CF6-80C2 engines owned by the Chinese airline. The scope of the contract includes repair and overhaul of the three engines, plus spares support with provision of spare engines.

Adaptiveness and flexibility
AFI KLM E&M convinced SF Airlines with its ability to draw up a comprehensive engine support package tailored to the Chinese airline's operational requirements, especially in terms of costs and availability. Thanks to its adaptive maintenance solutions offer, expertise, resources, and the strength of its international network, AFI KLM E&M is able to deliver effective, tailored support solutions for SF Airlines.

Mr Xi Liang, Vice President, said: "Right from our initial contacts AFI KLM E&M demonstrated the greatest attentiveness in grasping our requirements and, as a result, developing a suitably adjusted package. Their reputation for service quality, meeting TAT times, and keeping costs down ultimately led to our decision."

Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial, added: "With this new contract, AFI KLM E&M has further consolidated its position on the air freight carrier maintenance market in a fast-growing region. This is the first time that we have worked with SF Airlines, and we will strive to demonstrate the value of our services to them so that we can put this promising relationship on a more lasting footing".

About SF Airlines
SF Airlines is a Chinese airline specializing in air freight. It is owned by SF Express and based at Shenzhen's Bao'an International Airport, operating cargo flights to a large number of domestic destinations. Its fleet mainly comprises Boeing 767, 757 and 737 freighters.

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