Air France Industries Selected by Vietnam Airlines for A330 Fleet Support

Air France Industries has signed a contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide fleet support for four A330 aircraft to be delivered from October 2006. These will be the first such aircraft to enter the Vietnam Airlines fleet.

Under the terms of the contract, Air France Industries will provide engineering services and will assign staff to Hanoi airport for line and light maintenance services.

This new contract strengthens Air France's ongoing relationship with Vietnam Airlines: in February 2006 it had already won a contract for full repair support for the GE90 engines powering the six Vietnam Airlines Boeing 777s.

Mr Bruno Delile, Senior Vice President Industrial and Business Development of Air France Industries said: "It is a great honour for us to be able to support Vietnam airlines on this aircraft type, which is also operated by Air France and KLM. Vietnam Airlines will benefit from Air France Industries expertise and experience on this fleet, to ensure high performance and reliability."

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 15,000, offering comprehensive repair capability, integration expertise, component pool operational support and a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 900 aircraft and serve upwards of 150 major international airlines.