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Bamboo Airways selects AFI KLM E&M for components support and joins its 787 Operators Community as its 21st customer

Bamboo Airways, fast growing new airline in Vietnam, has contracted Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide component support for its Boeing 787 fleet.

AFI KLM E&M welcomes Bamboo Airways into its community of customers for 787 component support. The fast growing Vietnamese airline has opted for a long-term partnership, and will enjoy access to high-performance services in component repair, logistics and spare parts access through an on-site stock based in Hanoi and several AFI KLM E&M pools located across the world.

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Strong expertise and footprint

This long-term component contract, between Bamboo Airways and AFI KLM E&M covers component repair, spares pool access and logistics for a fleet of 14 aircraft. Moreover, Bamboo Airways becomes the 21st member to join the AFI KLM E&M 787 Operators Community and will benefit from AFI KLM E&M global network and reliable predictive maintenance tool, Prognos. This agreement constitutes the first genuine cooperation between the two airlines and strengthens AFI KLM E&M's already strong position in the Asia-Pacific region.

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“I am very pleased with this significant cooperation and feel confident that AFI KLM E&M would support our 787 operations with superb services of outstanding quality as recognized by many leading aviation industry players.”

Eric Dang

CEO of Bamboo Airways

“With the signing of this important contract, we are honored to support Bamboo Airways and become part of their success story. Bamboo Airways is joining our vast community of 787 customers who’ve entrusted AFI KLM E&M for our services. Our group designs adaptive solutions for new generation aircraft”

Dominik Wiener-Silva

VP Sales Asia-Pacific AFI KLM E&M

“The large number of 787s we support and the related scale effects enable us to offer very competitive 787 services. For this contract, Bamboo Airways was also convinced by the multiple benefits of our unique dual profile as 787 MRO and 787 operator.”

Ton Dortmans

EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance

About Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways - member of FLC Group – was officially established in 2017 in Vietnam with a head office in Hanoi. The airline started operations in January 2019, with the strategy to become a 5-Star airline with the strong combination of FLC’s resort ecosystem. The airline currently operates a mixed fleet of Airbus A320, Boeing 787 and Embraer EJets. Bamboo Airways is operating more than 50 domestic and international routes, maintaining the highest on time performance rate in the aviation industry of Vietnam in both 2019 and 2020. The group airline desires to bring aviation industry the nation’s pride and the unique Vietnamese inspiration on the discovery journey. Reason of their message “More than just a flight” for Bamboo Airways. Bamboo Airways is voted to be The Airline with the Best Service in Vietnam, The Leading Airline in Asia. Air Premia is introducing the new and the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for its entire fleet, and customers will be able to fully enjoy the most advanced in-flight experience ever.

About the 787 Operator’s Community

One of the greatest benefits of digital media is its ability to facilitate communications and grow networks across the world, helping users to instantly share and access information. So why should the world of MRO be any different? In 2016, following the inaugural edition of its 787 Operator Experience Conference in Amsterdam, we decided to go one step further and create a full-fledged digital platform to bring 787 operators together. For the 21 operators (including Air France & KLM) who operate these aircraft, the platform is a space to share their best practices and operational experiences, to source information on topics linked to 787 operations and maintenance, and to organize future events and webinars. More importantly, it will focus on operational reporting, engineering, and sharing information about components, which are indicators of reliability - all of which promises to enhance predictive maintenance and other MRO procedures for our customer base.

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