Paris, Amstelveen, Miami, 09 April 2019 - AFI KLM E&M and Atlas Air today signed a contract to organize component support for the US carrier's fleet of Boeing 747s-400. The agreement covers flight hour closed loop repair services taking in close to 600 part numbers (PN), along with exchange solutions where necessary.
With this renewal of their partnership, the two groups are continuing a long-established relationship stretching over more than two decades. In AFI KLM E&M, Atlas Air has found a premier airline maintenance partner, able to design tailored, competitive solutions under performance, cost and availability conditions that the Time & Materials market cannot guarantee.
Larry Gibbons, Atlas Air Senior Vice President Technical Operations and Chief Procurement Officer, said: "Sharing our corporate commitment to safety, compliance, and reliability, we are delighted to extend our quarter-century relationship with AFI KLM E&M. They have proven themselves to be a trusted partner in every respect."
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President, Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "Atlas Air's sustained trust, year after year, is the best possible demonstration of the recognition and reputation enjoyed by the AFI KLM E&M 747 product service offering. We are pleased to further our partnership with the world's biggest operator of 747s and will do our utmost to once again demonstrate the Group's quality of solutions and high level of expertise in the maintenance and overhaul of this iconic aircraft."