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16/07/2010 - LAN CARGO signs with AFI KLM E&M for B.777 F component support and engine overhauls


Paris, Amstelveen, 16 July 2010 - AFI KLM E&M has won a component support contract for LAN CARGO Boeing 777 freighters and for the overhaul of their GE90-110 engines. Agreed in the framework of the Boeing 777 CSP partnership, the Components contract includes repairs for aircraft and engine components and pool access for routine replacements. The Engines contract was signed on a flight-hour basis with access to spare engines.

First successful contract.
The Latin American carrier has decided to continue working with AFI KLM E&M after it had already benefited from the MRO's expertise under a component support contract for its fleet of Boeing 767s. The new contract is for a minimum period of eight years and covers up to four B777 freighters. Two are already in revenue service Signed in the framework of the Boeing 777 CSP partnership, the Component support contract includes repairs on 600 LRUs and 50 engine components, together with access to the spares pool for routine replacements.


Experience gained serving the parent company.
The Engines contract covers flight-hour maintenance of the GE90-110 engines equipping the B777s. AFI KLM E&M will accordingly take care of shop visits and on-wing support. And although LAN Airlines already has a spare engine, it is also planned to supply a second replacement engine. For its engine maintenance requirements LAN CARGO has put its trust in the experience acquired with the B777 fleet of AFI KLM E&M's parent company, AIR FRANCE KLM.


A relationship built on trust.
AFI KLM E&M and the Chilean carrier are building an ever-closer relationship rooted in mutual trust."This contract rewards the hard work of our people who, through their expertise and local presence, managed to convince the client to put its trust in AFI KLM E&M," said Franck Terner, President of Air France Industries.


About LAN
LAN Airlines is one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America. The company and its affiliates serve over 70 destinations around the world through an extensive network that offers full connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as 70 additional international destinations through its various alliances. LAN Airlines and its affiliates have a leading position in their respective domestic markets of Chile and Peru as well as an important presence in the Argentinean domestic market and has completed its first yearof operations  in the domestic market of Ecuador. 

Currently, LAN Airlines and its affiliates operate one of the most modern fleets in the world, with 86 passenger aircraft, and its cargo subsidiary, LAN CARGO and its respective cargo affiliates, have a fleet of 11 freighters. The company recently completed its short haul fleet renovation process by acquiring new aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, enabling LAN to improve its efficiency and to reduce significantly its CO2 emissions. The fleet renovation is part of the company's commitment to the protection of the environment.  LAN is one of the few Investment Grade airlines in the world (BBB). The company's world class quality standards enabled its membership in oneworld?, the global alliance that encompasses the best airlines in the world. For more information please visit www.lan.com 

About Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Commercial Aviation Services
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers around the world. Commercial Aviation Services supports more than 12,100 Boeing commercial jetliners (passenger and freighter airplanes), delivering the fundamentals of aviation support - spares, training, maintenance documents and technical advice.


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 and the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.

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