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26/04/2017 - AFI KLM E&M Signs Long Term Agreement With MOOG Inc.

AFI KLM E&M strategic LTA secures component maintenance agreement for products manufactured by the US OEM Moog Inc.

Paris, Amstelveen, 26 April 2017 - AFI KLM E&M and Moog Inc., the North American OEM today put their official stamp on the creation of a strategic component maintenance agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, AFI KLM E&M provides repair services, parts supply and assistance with capability development for Moog-designed products.

Expertise swap
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog's high-performance systems control many commercial aircraft in the aviation industry. Its products are integrated on new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350 XWB. The partnership between the two groups involves the sharing of repair workload, engineering experience, expertise and data. AFI KLM E&M and Moog Inc. will also strive to jointly develop repair procedures designed to optimize component reliability and reduce related maintenance costs.

Mark Brooks, General Manager Commercial Aftermarket at Moog Inc., said: "Delivering world class products and services, both technically and operationally to our customers is our ultimate goal. This partnership is an opportunity for us, as an OEM, to benefit from the component MRO expertise of a major MRO/airline organization."

Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added: "Through this partnership, AFI KLM E&M is pursuing its policy of forming strategic partnerships with OEMs. Moog Inc. is a major OEM for new-generation aircraft, and our cooperation will allow us to optimally position ourselves and provide the most competitive repair services for their products, for the benefit of our client airlines."

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