Air Europa Chooses AFI KLM E&M to Maintain A330, CF6-80E1 Engines

Paris, Amstelveen, 20 july 2010 – Air Europa signed an agreement with AFI KLM E&M for the maintenance of CF6-80E1 engines, equipping their A330 aircraft. The agreement is related to maintenance of CF6-80E1 engines that require shop visits. Proven quality and experience in operating and maintaining CF6-80E1 engines, stable and competitive turnaround time and competitive overall cost, made Air Europa choose for AFI KLM E&M to maintain the engines of its fleet of A330 aircraft. In addition, AFI KLM E&M can offer additional services as on site repairs, engineering support and supply of a spare engine.

The AFI KLM E&M engine shop at Schiphol is one of the shops that can perform maintenance on CF6-80E1 power plants. Since 2006, close to 100 shop visits were done in the shop. Over 80 engines from other shops were tested as AFI KLM E&M as there is limited test cell capability in the world for this type of engine. The creation of a new engine shop at Schiphol in 2004, substantially boosted engine maintenance capacity. AFI KLM E&M and its customers will be able to take the forecasted upcoming surge in CF6-80E1 shop visits in their stride. The maintenance facilities at Amsterdam can deliver tailor-made, integrated solutions to match customer needs.

Alberto Lines, Director of Engineering & Maintenance of Air Europa said: “AFI KLM E&M has achieved a demonstrated knowledge and experience maintaining and testing the CF6-80E1 engine at their Amsterdam shop. As Air France KLM operates a combined fleet of 25 A330 aircraft powered by same engine, it assures understanding of operational issues and customers can benefit from the operational experience. AFI KLM E&M may also provide spare engine support and their global Line Maintenance network may deploy immediate AOG teams to support Air Europa fleet”.

Air Europa, founded in 1986, is the airline division of Globalia Corporation, one of the largest touristic groups in Spain, and has its headquarter 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 of 26 Boeing 737 Next Generation, 6 Airbus A330, 2 Boeing 767, and 6 Embraer E-195 aircraft. Air Europa is an associate member of the Sky Team alliance.

About AFI KLM E&M. Following the merger between Air France and KLM, Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance joined forces to become the world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support capabilities for airline operators ranging from engineering and aero structures work to the management, repair and supply of aircraft parts and components, backed by a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by over 150 major international airlines.