Paris, Amstelveen, Dubai, 14 November 2017 - Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) has signed an agreement with AFI KLM E&M for full component support for a fleet of Boeing 787-9s. Operated by SAEI's sister company, Saudi Airlines, the fleet will ultimately comprise 21 Dreamliners. AFI KLM E&M will provide component maintenance and repair services, along with the related logistics, as well as access to its spares pools in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
A strategic partnership
SAEI and AFI KLM E&M have been working together since 2004. "This new phase is the start of a different model in the relationship with our suppliers, where our two companies are considering the option of a long term strategic partnership, and to develop industrial activity in KSA following the guidelines of Kingdom's Vision 2030" said, SAEI President, Mr. Jose L. Quiros.
EVP KLM E&M Mr. Ton Dortmans added: "We are delighted with this strengthened cooperation with SAEI, which we are proud to support in this period of rapid development of Saudi aviation in the framework of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 strategic plan."