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24/09/2009 - AFI KLM E&M support for MIDEX B.747F

Paris, Amstelveen, 24 September 2009. United Arab Emirates national cargo carrier MIDEX has selected Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance for Full Support on its B747 freighter.

In addition to Engineering Services, Component Support and Engine Maintenance, AFI KLM E&M this month began a D-check on the B747-200. Being responsible for maintaining the fleets of its parent airlines, AFI KLM E&M has built up considerable expertise in all types of checks, from daily inspections to comprehensive heavy maintenance tasks. The D-check on the MIDEX B747-200 is expected to take six weeks to complete.

"Our decision to entrust the D-Check to AFI KLM E&M was based on the firm's reputation, good performance and our complete satisfaction in the past. We are planning a long-term relationship with AFI KLM E&M", said Mr Jassim Al Bastaki, Director General of MIDEX Airlines.

"We are proud that MIDEX has chosen to call on the know-how of AFI KLM E&M. I am confident that with our experience and flexibility we will be able to provide MIDEX with the best possible operational services and we look forward to a good working relationship", said Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M VP Sales International.

Midex Airlines currently operates daily cargo services to eight cities from its hub at Al Ain International Airport: Dhaka, Chennai, Mumbai, Karachi, Colombo, Beirut, Paris and Istanbul. It also operates charter flights to Iraq and Afghanistan. The airline operates a fleet of six A300B4-203Fs and one B747-200F. MIDEX Airlines is part of the MIDEX INTERNATIONAL Group which, in 2008 generated turnover of €8.9 billion (about AED 50 billion).

About AFI KLM E&M 
Following the merger between Air France and KLM, Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance joined forces to become the world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support capabilities for airline operators ranging from engineering and aerostructures work to the management, repair and supply of aircraft parts and components, backed by a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by over 150 major international airlines. For more information, visit us at afiklmem.com


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