Significant cooperation between AFI KLM E&M and SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka flag carrier.
Paris, Amstelveen, 7 March 2012 - AFI KLM E&M inked a contract with SriLankan Airlines covering A340 and A330 component support. The contract involves closed-loop repairs for six A330's and six A340's.
Worldwide tailor made solutions
AFI KLM E&M is offering a wide range of ambitious repair solutions to this first-time client, illustrating its determination to continuously expand its market share on such products, notably in Asia. Supported via its operational center based in CDG, France & in Singapore, AFI KLM E&M is offering outstanding maintenance solutions tailored to the requirements of its customer airlines in the area such as SriLankan Airlines. By pressing forward with its ambition to operate as near as possible to its clients, AFI KLM E&M is demonstrating its long-term commitment to Asia and Pacific regions. It was that presence which, in particular, convinced SriLankan Airlines.
"Our dual airline/MRO profile reassured SriLankan Airlines. In addition, we were able to provide SriLankan with both very competitive prices and a level of quality that several A330 and A340 operators have already been observing and regularly point out" said AFI KLM E&M Commercial SVP, Fabrice Defrance, during the signing ceremony held in Colombo. SriLankan Airlines, for its part, is delighted with the new partnership: "We made our selection decision as AFI KLM E&M, a major MRO and a world leader in A330 / A340 components support, proposed services and conditions which were quite compliant with our expectations," confirmed Mr. Priyantha Rose, Head of Engineering of SriLankan Airlines.
About SriLankan Airlines
SriLankan Airlines is Sri Lanka's flag carrier. It was founded in 1979 and based at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. It operates flights to 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, South, South-East, and East Asia, North America, and Australia. SriLankan Airlines' fleet currently comprises six A320s, six A330s, six A340s and two de Havilland Twin Otters. The airline employs a workforce of 4,900, including staff at the SriLankan Catering subsidiary. The airline also operates cargo flights from its Colombo hub. www.srilankan.com
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.