Air France Industries has been selected by China Eastern Airlines for CFM56-5C and CF6-80C2 repair services. China Eastern Airlines currently operates five Airbus A340-300s powered by CFM56-5C engines and 10 CF6-80C2-powered Airbus A300-600s.
The CFM56-5C engines will be repaired in the Air France Industries shop at Paris/Orly, the CF6-80C2 engines in either the Air France Industries shop or the new KLM Engineering & Maintenance shop located at Amsterdam/Schiphol.
Together Air France Industries and KLM E&M offer an outstanding capability in engine support, covering the whole array of GE and CFM engines, including the latest CF6-80E1, CFM56-7, GE90 series.
Bruno Delile, Air France Industries SVP, Industrial & Business Development, said: "This new repair services award demonstrates the confidence of China Eastern Airlines, one of the major carriers in Asia, in the AF KLM group's maintenance capabilities, and demonstrates our ability to provide extensive support for large fleets with long-term quality and performance commitments."
China Eastern had already built up a relationship with Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance in the early part of this decade on engine, airframe and component repair services.
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.