Agreement for Component Services Signed Between EMIRATES and AFI KLM E&M

Dubaï, 14 November 2011 – Emirates and AFI KLM E&M have signed a five years non-exclusive agreement for component services on the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330/A340 fleets operated by Emirates and a general terms agreement.

Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial said: "AFI KLM E&M is honored of this selection by Emirates. We will strive to demonstrate the benefits and flexibility provided by our services, hoping that Emirates will continue and further extend its interest for our services."

Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice President for Engineering and Flight Operations said: “We look forward to working with AFI KLM E&M through this new maintenance agreement. The scope of services and the experience of AFI KLM E&M will be beneficial to our supply chain".

Dubai-based Emirates ( is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, and has received more than 400 international awards for excellence.  Emirates now flies to 115 destinations in 67 countries. The airline reported a net profit of USD$1.5 billion for the last fiscal year. Emirates operates 161 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has orders for an additional 190 aircraft, worth more than USD$66 billion.

Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair and 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 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.