October 6, 2017: LOT Polish Airlines, the flag carrier of Poland has signed a long-term agreement with AFI KLM E&M covering component support for its future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX, which will eventually number six aircraft, with delivery scheduled between November 2017 and May 2019. This most recent contract also concerns four Boeing 737 Next Generation planes that are already in service.
AFI KLM E&M will take charge of MRO support for components, offering access to its spares pool and the creating a Main Base Kit (MBK) at LOT's hub in Warsaw, Poland. Maintenance operations will be carried out by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing partner teams under their joint 737 Component Support Program (CSP).
In the past, AFI KLM E&M has carried out a number of cabin modification programs for LOT Polish Airlines, along with engine and component repairs.
Since 2012, AFI KLM E&M has also been responsible for component support for the carrier's fleet of Boeing 787s. "We opted for a reliable concept with a trusted partner," explained Tomasz Stafiej, Acting Director of Continuing Airworthiness Department at LOT Polish Airlines.
Fabrice Defrance, senior vice president Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said, "Our expertise on the 737 derives from our privileged position as an MRO owned by airlines which themselves operate this aircraft. This means we can guarantee our clients stable, predictable performance and all-round knowledge of the operational issues likely to arise during revenue service."