Paris, Amstelveen, 4 October 2017 - LOT Polish Airlines has signed a long-term agreement with AFI KLM E&M covering component support for its future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX, which will ultimately number six aircraft, with delivery scheduled between November 2017 and May 2019. This latest contract also concerns four Boeing 737 Next Generation planes that are already in service.
AFI KLM E&M will take charge of MRO support for components, providing access to its spares pool and the creating a Main Base Kit (MBK) at LOT's hub in Warsaw, Poland. Maintenance operations will be carried out by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing partner teams under their joint 737 Component Support Program (CSP).
A long-standing AFI KLM E&M client
LOT Polish Airlines has been using AFI KLM E&M's services for over 15 years. Which means that it is the quality, reliability and competitiveness of AFI KLM E&M services that have been rewarded with this new contract: "We opted for a reliable concept with a trusted partner," explained Tomasz Stafiej, Acting Director of Continuing Airworthiness Department at LOT Polish Airlines.
In the past, AFI KLM E&M has carried out a number of cabin modification programs for LOT Polish Airlines, along with engine and component repairs. Since 2012, AFI KLM E&M has also been responsible for component support for the carrier's fleet of Boeing 787s. Thanks it its in-depth expertise on the 737, AFI KLM E&M can guarantee LOT fast-track responsiveness as it ramps up operations with its new fleet.
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: "Our expertise on the 737 derives from our privileged position as an MRO owned by airlines which themselves operate this aircraft. This means we can guarantee our clients stable, predictable performance and all-round knowledge of the operational issues likely to arise during revenue service."