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26/11/2018 - China Eastern Signs A350 Components Support Deal With AFI KLM E&M

The Chinese carrier is again to rely on AFI KLM E&M and its new-generation aircraft expertise.

Paris, Amsterdam, 26 November 2018 - Only a matter of months after turning over its 787 component support requirements to AFI KLM E&M, China Eastern has signed a new contract covering its fleet of Airbus A350-900s, ultimately set to number 20 aircraft. The bespoke A350 contract covers repairs, access to a regional spares pool, and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK). The agreement also includes complementary training services and engineering development assistance.

Fast growing trust
Executive Vice President of Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Anne Brachet said: “this is an honor for us and we are proud to support the development of China Eastern, a great airline that never rests on its laurels and is intent on continuously renewing itself, especially as regards its ambitions to operate a young fleet - one of the youngest in the global airline marketplace. We want to provide China Eastern with component support that lives up to those ambitions.”

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 about 600 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.


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