Paris, Amstelveen, 22 March 2011 – Air Europa has selected AFI KLM E&M to modify the cabin of a recently acquired A330 aircraft.
Installation of a business class section
Air Europa has awarded a contract to AFI KLM E&M to modify the full economy class of a recently acquired A330 aircraft into a dual class cabin. The modification involves removing economy class seats in the forward section of the cabin and installing business-class seats in their place.
Following the design phase, AFI KLM E&M will carry out the modification program at its Toulouse facility in March 2011. Jean Jacques Michel, Vice President Aircraft Modification of AFI KLM E&M, said: “This contract once again shows the ability of AFI KLM E&M to design and execute cabin modifications in a short time frame, enabling its customers to adapt to changing market conditions quickly.” Mr. Alberto Linés, Air Europa Maintenance and Engineering Director adds: “Both Air Europa and AFI KLM E&M have worked hard since day one to achieve our common target. I recognize AFI KLM E&M has proved good response and will keep this project on track.”
About Air Europa
Air Europa, founded in 1986, is the airline of the air division of Globalia Corporation, one of the largest touristic groups in Spain, and has its headquarters in Palma de Mallorca. Air Europa operates scheduled and charter flights on domestic, European, North African and Trans Atlantic routes with Madrid as its major hub. Its fleet comprises 25 Boeing 737 Next Generation, 7 Airbus A330, 2 Boeing 767 and 8 Embraer E-195 aircraft. Air Europa is full member of Sky Team Alliance.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.
Air Europa agreement with AFI KLM E&M for the maintenance of CF6-80E1 engines, equipping their A330 aircraft.
Rewarding partnership for over a decade
Agreement for component services on the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330/A340 fleets operated by Emirates.
From 2007 he was Director MRO at KLM Engineering & Maintenance's Engines Division; under his leadership, the Division cut CFM56 engine overhaul shop time from 85 to 60 days.