Paris, Amstelveen, 23 February 2023 – AFI KLM E&M and Aerolineas Argentinas are extending their longstanding maintenance relationship via the conclusion of two dedicated support contracts, for the Argentine airline’s CFM56-7B and CF6-80E1 engines. The maintenance solutions involved will cover a fleet of 37 aircraft/74 engines for the CFM56-7B and 8 aircraft/16 engines for the CF6-80E1, including repair services and the performance of shop visits.

A select partner for Aerolineas Argentinas

With its extensive experience on the CFM56-7B and CF6-80E1 as an airline-MRO, AFI KLM E&M has developed in-depth technical and operational knowledge of these products. This dual expertise ensures that Aerolineas Argentinas will benefit from reliable, high-performance solutions that take into account the operational constraints and challenges faced by airlines. Moreover, the Argentine airline knows and appreciates the high standards and quality of service applied by AFI KLM E&M, having engaged these services on multiple occasions in the past. The two operators have forged a close partnership defined by mutual trust and responsiveness; a relationship that is now being extended via these new contracts.

Diego Georgiadis – Technical Director of Aerolineas Argentinas, has highlighted “our airline’s rich history with AFI KLM E&M, a partner that has always been on-hand and receptive to our needs, coming up with custom-designed and efficient service packages. The expertise, responsiveness and availability of their teams, along with their ability to appreciate the challenges we face as an airline, provide major peace of mind and the guarantee of optimal support services from both a financial and operational point of view.”

Paul-Antoine Vivet, VP Sales Americas at AFI KLM E&M, added: “We’re honored and delighted that Aerolineas Argentinas is calling upon our services once again. This renewed confidence from an airline of Aerolineas Argentinas’ stature illustrates the quality and pertinence of our support services from both a technical and economic perspective, as well as our teams’ commitment to delivering customer satisfaction.”

Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance, to conclude: “AFI KLM E&M is a leading player on the maintenance market for these type of engines and the longstanding maintenance relationship between Aerolineas Argentinas and AFI KLM E&M demonstrates the high service level and the competitiveness of our adaptive engine solutions. Thanks to these contracts, AFI KLM E&M's highly skilled engineers and technicians will continue to take care of Aerolineas Argentinas' engines.”