China Eastern Airlines opts for AFI KLM E&M's component solutions for its fleet of Boeing 787-9.
Paris, Amstelveen, 19 July 2018 - AFI KLM E&M and China Eastern Airlines have signed a component support contract for the Chinese company's Boeing 787-9 fleet, which will eventually include 15 aircraft. The agreement covers repair services, access to a regional spare parts pool as well as the provision of a local parts stock, and additional services in the field of training and industrial development support.
A 787 expert in China and across the world
AFI KLM E&M has designed a competitive and tailor-made offer to convince the Chinese company, which was looking for an MRO service provider capable of providing excellent component support, combining expertise, availability and quality. With its "airline-MRO" profile, backed by both airlines KLM and Air France flying the 787, AFI KLM E&M has developed a unique experience on this product regarding both maintenance and operations. In total, AFI KLM E&M has already contracted sixteen airlines around the world.
About China Eastern
Based in Shanghai, China Eastern Air Holding Company (CEAH) is one of China's three largest state owned air transport groups. As CEAH's principal company, China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd. was the first Chinese airline to be listed on the New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges in 1997. It currently operates a fleet of over 650 aircraft averaging less than 5.5 years old, making it one of the youngest fleets of the world's major airlines. As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, CEA serves more than 110 million passengers worldwide and ranks 7th in the world. CEA's air network now has a reach of 1,074 destinations in 177 countries and regions.