In addition to FTR repairs the Icelandic carrier will also benefit from engineering support and training.
Proven product track record
AFI KLM E&M has been maintaining CF6-80C2 thrust reversers for its customer and parent airlines for many years ensuring extensive expertise on the product. Its aero structures staff will carry out checks on the thrust reversers before drawing up a removal program for off-wing repairs. Ellert Eggertsson, Vice President Maintenance at Air Atlanta Icelandic said: "The references and know-how of AFI KLM E&M, combined with the excellence of its facilities and services, were reassuring quality guarantees for us."
Regional AFI KLM E&M presence
The extent of the AFI KLM E&M network, which includes a Middle East presence via its Dubai-based AMES, a joint venture set up by AFI KLM E&M and Aircelle Safran Group, affirmed the customer's decision. The short distance between Dubai and Jeddah, where the Air Atlanta Icelandic's aircraft are based, is an appreciable benefit for the customer, in the event AOG assistance should be required.
Rob Pruim VP Sales International at AFI KLM E&M emphasized "the excellent long-term relationship between the two companies. AFI KLM E&M has previously partnered with Air Atlanta Icelandic, in the area of engine support services, and aircraft maintenance services, in particular. We are delighted to continue and expand our working relationship."
About Air Atlanta Icelandic
Air Atlanta Icelandic is specialized in ACMI aircraft leasing services, both freighters and passenger aircraft. Air Atlanta Icelandic is headquartered in Kópavogur Iceland.