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01/06/2012 - Air Europa Upgrades its Cabins with AFI KLM E&M

Modification contract involves Business Class sections of two A330-200s.

Paris, Amstelveen, 01 June 2012 - Air Europa has signed a new contract with AFI KLM E&M to provide and certify Business Class sections on two of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The modification covers fitting of 18 Business Class seats, new storage furniture and decorative features, and also involves adapting the IFE to the new aircraft configuration.


Strengthened relations
"This is the third time that we have commissioned AFI KLM E&M to carry out work like this: the quality of its deliverables and the way it honors its commitments have always satisfied us as customers," said Alberto Linés, Air Europa Maintenance & Engineering Director. The modification will be certified in an AFSB (Air France Service Bulletin) and is scheduled for completion with EASA approval by end-June. Air Europa will oversee the actual work in its hangars at Palma Majorca, with AFI KLM E&M team providing full on-site support. The contract should be completed in October this year.

Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial, is delighted with the new project: "This contract consolidates a trust-based relationship between Air Europa and AFI KLM E&M in the cabin modifications space. We are very pleased with the continuous nature of our commercial relationship with Air Europa - a client that is seeing strong growth and which is developing Business Class products on a par with the best international airlines."


About Air Europa
Founded in 1986, Air Europa, is the flight division of Globalia Corporación, one of Spain's largest tourism groups, headquartered in Palma de Mallorca. Air Europa operates scheduled and charter flights from its main base in Madrid on domestic, European, North African, and transatlantic routes. Its fleet comprises 20 Boeing 737 Next Generation jets, 11 Airbus A330s and 11 Embraer E-195s. Air Europa is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance.



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