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19/06/2017 - Air Canada Extends GE90 Support Contract With AFI KLM E&M

Canadian carrier renews and extends AFI KLM E&M GE90 engine support services contract.


Paris, Amstelveen, Le Bourget 19 June 2017 - Air Canada and AFI KLM E&M today signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget to extend the scope and duration of the GE90 support contract originally signed between the two groups in 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, the existing contract has been expanded to include four additional engines powering the two latest Boeing 777-300ERs to enter the Canadian flag carrier's fleet. The contract's duration has also been extended.

Partnership relations
Richard Steer, Vice President Maintenance and Engineering Air Canada, said: "Air Canada is pleased with the relationship forged with AFI KLM E&M in the framework of this contract. The quality of the work, their in-depth knowledge of engine maintenance and overhaul and efficient turnaround times has led us to extend the contract for several more years."

Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added: "Air Canada is a long-standing partner with whom we have privileged ties. The trust that Air Canada has placed in us reflects the quality and expertise of the GE90 solutions developed by our Group and the desire to continue our long-term cooperation."

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star
ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.
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