November 13, 2017: Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait has signed a maintenance contract for its fleet of GE90-115B engines with AFI KLM E&M under a support by the hour contract covering engine removal management, shop visits, logistics/AOG support. The engines equip the ten 777-300ER aircraft recently integrated into the Kuwait Airways fleet.
AFI KLM E&M has unmatched dual operational and technical expertise on GE90 family powerplants, from the operational support provided for its AIR FRANCE and KLM parent airlines, to services offered for dozens of third-party airlines operating versions of the GE90 worldwide. Its extensive experience is a powerful guarantee of quality and reliability with respect to the AFI KLM E&M MRO service offering for this product. This factor, combined with the strong availability solutions deployed by the Group (AOG support and spares) played a major part in the Kuwait Airways decision, as well as in the close cooperation developed by the two companies over almost a decade.
Faisal Al-Azmi,Engineering Director Kuwait Airways, said, “the excellence of the support developed and delivered by AFI KLM E&M for our fleet in recent years. The ability of the MRO group to show flexibility and satisfy our specific requirements to guarantee our operational continuity is equally crucial for Kuwait Airways.”
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added, “We are delighted to be continuing our cooperation with Kuwait Airways, a long-standing client of the Group in the Middle East, and to assist them during the first few months’ operations of their new 777-300ERs. We will be capitalizing on our expertise and know-how to provide them with the highest levels of service.”