Paris, Amstelveen, 28 September 2010 - Jordan flag-carrier Royal Jordanian has renewed its contract with AFI KLM E&M for A340 component and engine support for a further three years. The contract includes repairs and pool access as part of a flight hour contract for components and overhaul of/access to leased engine replacements.
Royal Jordanian has also selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support for its A330s. The contract includes repairs and access to the spares pool, with the deployment of a Main Base Kit (MBK) for its customer at Amman airport in Jordan.
In December 2009, Royal Jordanian and AFI KLM E&M also renewed the existing CF6-80C repair contract for a further three years. The engines are cared for at AFI KLM E&M’s Amsterdam engine shop.
“We are pleased to have renewed this contract for which Air France Industries showed they were genuinely well-disposed as regards the services on offer and their overall professionalism,” said Royal Jordanian CEO Mr Hussein H. Dabbas.
Building on trust.
AFI KLM E&M and Royal Jordanian have enjoyed a close commercial relationship since 2002. On the strength of the past eight years’ cooperation, the carrier has been able to gauge the excellent service quality delivered by the MRO and its personnel.
“We are happy to continue providing support for such an important customer as Royal Jordanian to help it develop in its region,” said Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M SVP Business Development & Commercial organisation.
Proximity and logistics wins. MBKs offer rapid access to spares at a carrier’s home airport. To deploy the A330 MBK, AFI KLM E&M has built on the system already set up under the A340 support contract to ensure the customer benefits from spare parts supply synergies.
About Royal Jordanian
Created in 1963 by His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan, Royal Jordanian is a national air carrier based in the heart of the capital, Amman. Its flights are operated from Queen Alia International Airport and cover a network of 57 destinations on four continents.
About AFI and 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 and the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.
The contract includes repairs and access to the spares pool as part of a per-flight-hour contract.
The renewals follow on from a full component repair contract signed in 2006 comprising repairs, spares access and an MBK for six new aircraft: two A321s and four A320s.
Rewarding partnership for over a decade
Virgin Atlantic, the British Gatwick-based carrier, has again selected Air France Industries, a world leading provider of aircraft MRO, to provide component support for eight Airbus A340s until 2016.