Air Premia, the new airline in Korea, has contracted Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide component support for its Boeing 787 fleet.

Paris, Amstelveen, Seoul, 09 December, 2020 – AFI KLM E&M is delighted to welcome Air Premia into its community of customers for 787 component maintenance solutions. The new Korean 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 Seoul and several worldwide pools.

Air Premia will benefit of the strong expertise and the extensive footprint of AFI KLM E&M in Asia-Pacific.
This long-term component contract between Air Premia and AFI KLM E&M covers, component repair, spares pool access and logistics for the majority of the part numbers installed on the 10 new aircraft fleet. Moreover, Air Premia becomes the 20th customer to join the AFI KLM E&M 787 Operators Community and will profit from AFI KLM E&M global network and reliable predictive maintenance tool, Prognos®. At the same time, the Airline-MRO confirms its market leadership in the Asia-Pacific region, where it has already established its position as a trusted partner for the airlines in the area.

We highly expect AFI KLM E&M's close support based on its expertise in the operational issues faced by airlines. Being backed up by an airline-MRO which also operates the 787 fleet, we strongly believe, they would offer the best guarantee of a smooth operation and sharing of the technical knowledge as well” says T.J. Choi, Director E&M of Air Premia.

Air Premia is joining our vast community of customers who’ve entrusted AFI KLM E&M with components support for their Boeing 787 fleets. Our group designs adaptive solutions for this high-tech aircraft, based on targeted innovations and in a continuous improvement spirit. Our main goal is to ensure that our maintenance services remain at the forefront of efficiency and reliability” says Dominik Wiener-Silva, VP Sales Asia-Pacific AFI KLM E&M.

"Wherever new-generation aircraft go, new-generation services must follow: thanks to our Prognos® system, we’re able to draw upon the vast wealth of data provided by these highly communicative aircraft in order to make predictive maintenance a reality,” adds Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance.