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AFI KLM E&M, Vietnam Airlines sign GEnx support contract
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787. © Boeing

AFI KLM E&M, Vietnam Airlines sign GEnx support contract

AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines have signed a long-term flight hour support contract covering the GEnx engines equipping the Vietnamese flag carrier's fleet of Boeing 787s, which is scheduled to grow to 19 aircraft by 2021.

AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines have signed a long-term flight hour support contract covering the GEnx engines equipping the Vietnamese flag carrier's fleet of Boeing 787s, which is scheduled to grow to 19 aircraft by 2021.

Under this contract, AFM KLM E&M will handle maintenance of Vietnam Airlines' 787 GEnx engines for 12 years. The European MRO specialist also provides spare engine access for Vietnam Airlines to guarantee seamless continuity of its operations.

AFI KLM E&M deploys its MRO capabilities across the entire spectrum of GEnx overhaul and maintenance operations, from overhaul and test services to on-wing/on-site support, plus part and engine module repairs.

In 2018, the two companies celebrate a quarter-century of working together. AFI KLM E&M supported the flag carrier in maintaining its GE90s, another wide body engine with a design similar to the GEnx's. In 2015, the two partners agreed that AFI KLM E&M would provide component support for Vietnam Airlines' fleet of 787s.

The cooperation also reflects the long-standing relationship between Vietnam Airlines and Air France. Since 1994, Air France and Vietnam Airlines have been working together on the operational side, with partnerships in the field of aircraft maintenance, crew training and the transfer of technology of 10 new A320s which were among the most modern type at that time.

In October 2017, the two companies signed a comprehensive strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimize operational efficiency, service quality and expertise in technical maintenance of aircraft equipment.

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