Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, continues its historic relationship with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance by signing an engine maintenance contract for CFM56-5B engines. This contract includes total engine support for its Airbus A320ceo family fleet.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Paris, Amstelveen, 16th of November 2021 – AFI KLM E&M and Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, signed  a full engine support contract during the Dubai Air Show for the CFM56-5B engines for all Airbus A320ceo fleet. With the signing of the contract for the component support for Gulf Air's entire A320 fleet , the signing of this engine maintenance contract further affirms the operator's confidence in AFI KLM E&M's adaptive solutions. This full engine support contract includes shop visits, fleet engineering, condition monitoring, spare support and other additional services. Based on a true valuable relationship, Gulf Air can rely on the long and extensive CFM56-5B experience of AFI KLM E&M, and the ‘keep flying’ approach which is supported by a strong On Wing/On Site service. Gulf Air will also benefit the best class services through the predictive maintenance tool, PROGNOS® for engines.

Proximity, excellence and long-standing cooperation

Started more than 10 years ago with the A320/A340 engines support Gulf Air is strengthening its partnership with AFI KLM E&M through the support of this engine maintenance contract.

Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air acting Chief Executive Officer-declared: “It is very valuable to be able to work on a long-term basis with a player who has a deep knowledge of its products, from both a maintenance point of view and as an operator of the fleets concerned. It is this understanding of Airline-MRO, combined with true flexibility in the offerings and support that continues to convince us in furthering our relationship with AFI KLM E&M.”

AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial, Pierre Teboul said: “Gulf Air is a historical customer since 2008 and we are very proud to maintain this long term partnership. Therefore we are pleased to have been selected by Gulf Air as a partner of choice for the maintenance and support for the engines on their A320ceo fleet. It is a powerful signal of our ambition to expand in the Middle East and Africa across the full array of our MRO services and in particular our engine support services, enabling us to respond quickly to demand in an appropriate manner.”