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19/06/2009 - AFI KLM E&M and Eagle Aviation Europe Sign 747-400 Component Contract


Paris, Amstelveen, 19 June 2009 - Eagle Aviation Europe s.a.s. signed a component maintenance and pooling agreement with Air France Industries (AFI) and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) for its expanded 747-400 fleet.

AFI KLM E&M will perform the maintenance support from its facilities in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport. With a large stock of B747 components to ensure smooth and trouble-free services, AFI KLM E&M can offer a full service component program for the 747-400 aircraft.

"KLM E&M responds perfectly to our maintenance needs. For our new B747's-400 we selected KLM E&M as our technical partner for complete parts support. Our aim for irreproachable quality of work, responsiveness and competitive rates has been reached successfully with KLM's team expertise," said Mr. Garbaccio, Director Fleet Management of Eagle Aviation Europe s.a.s.

Rob Pruim, Vice President Sales International of AFI KLM E&M, added "This contract strengthens AFI KLM E&M's component maintenance even more and pool offering in Europe. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship."

About Eagle Aviation Europe s.a.s.
Eagle Aviation EUROPE s.a.s. is based in Saint-Nazaire, France. It operates wet lease services in Paris at Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The airline is expanding its fleet with 747-400's and 757's. The 747-400's will be operated in various wet lease contracts and from various stations and hubs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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 15,000, offering comprehensive repair capability, integration expertise, component pool operational support and a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 900 aircraft and serve upwards of 150 major international airlines.


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