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Press release

Liebherr and Air France KLM Component Services Shanghai Sign Commercial MRO Agreement

Paris, Amstelveen, Toulouse, March 23, 2021

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance Components China and Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS and Liebherr (China) Co., Ltd. signed a commercial agreement, which recognizes AFI KLM E&M Components China as the “Dedicated Partner & Repair Center” in charge of MRO services for the electronic controllers on board Airbus A320 and A330 programs. The controllers have been designed and manufactured by Liebherr.

Under this agreement, AFI KLM E&M Components China joins Liebherr’s service network in China to provide test, repair and overhaul the relevant Liebherr products, including during the OEM warranty period.

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Now the two parties can offer tailored solutions and reliable local repair services on the Liebherr products to Airbus operators in China.

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“Both parties are driven by common long term support commitment in China, combining OEM expertise, MRO service and local support.”

Joël Cadaux

Director Business & Service – Customer Services at Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS

With the continuous growing of the Airbus fleet in China, AFI KLM E&M Components China and Liebherr will seek further cooperation to provide better services to their respective customers in the country. The continuous ambition of AFI KLM E&M is to support the airlines in all their needs and as close as possible to where they operate.

“This agreement highlights our expertise and our reliability as a company affiliated to an airline-MRO. It demonstrates the recognition of our service quality meeting the best standard and requirements.”

Paul Sun

CEO of AFI KLM E&M Components China

About Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance Components China

Based in Shanghai, AFI KLM E&M Components China, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M, was launched in 2013, with avionics components repair as its initial activity. AFI KLM E&M Components China was certified by the CAAC in November of the same year, then obtained EASA Part 145 approval in 2015, and an FAA 145 repair station license in 2017. Offering repair capabilities and logistics services for a wide range of components for the Airbus A320 and A330 fleets, as well as for the Boeing 737, AFI KLM E&M Components China also has 777 and 787 repair capabilities under development. AFI KLM E&M Components China also benefits from the expertise and resources of AFI KLM E&M's extensive global MRO network.

About Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors. Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than six decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, gears and gearboxes, landing gear and air management systems as well as electronics. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters. Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 6,200 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).

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