Paris, Amstelveen, Miami, 09 April 2019 - AFI KLM E&M today announced the signing of a component support contract covering the Boeing 737-700 fleet of the Republic of Surinam's flag carrier. The contract covers the two aircraft currently operated by Surinam Airways, along with a third, scheduled to join the carrier's fleet in 2020. It covers repairs, pool access and supply of a Main Base Kit (MBK), delivered under the 737NG Component Services Program (CSP) jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing.
High level support
Designed initially to meet the component support requirements of Boeing 737NGs, the CSP program operated by Boeing and AFI KLM E&M has since been extended to the 737 MAX. The program is structured around attractive solutions designed to reduce component inventory, storage and repair costs for operators while maximizing availability. By combining the expertise of a world leader for aircraft maintenance services and that of a world-class aircraft manufacturer, the program offers its customers a portfolio of very high quality, economically competitive, services. Surinam Airways, which has worked with AFI KLM E&M for many years, decided to opt for this solution to achieve optimal support for the operational launch of its first two 737NGs, which joined the fleet in 2018.
Gerard Lau, Surinam Airways CEO, said: "The CSP program, which combines the know-how and exacting standards of a reputed MRO, the quality of whose services is well-known to us, and a major aircraft maker, is a guarantee of reliable support and high quality. We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with AFI KLM E&M, a privileged partner for Surinam Airways, as we go forward with our fleet renewal program."
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M added: "Surinam Airways is a long-standing customer of AFI KLM E&M, and we are overjoyed to be able to support them during the renewal of their fleet by delivering the best possible support for their 737NGs."
Edward Persaud, Sales Manager at AFI KLM E&M, added: "We are pleased that Surinam Airways renewed its trust in us and is relying on our services for this new adventure. And we are committed to continuing to support this long-standing customer with top-class service, as part of a strong partnership between our companies."