Fiji Airways joins the A350 club at AFI KLM E&M
Paris, Amstelveen, Nadi, 27 November 2019 - AFI KLM E&M is delighted to welcome Fiji Airways into its community of customers for A350 component maintenance solutions. The Fijian airline has opted for a long-term partnership, and will enjoy access to high-performance, expert services in component repair, logistics and access to spare parts (via the Main Base Kit and parts pool).
AFI KLM E&M flourishing across the Pacific
The signature of this agreement sees AFI KLM E&M extend its working relationship with Fiji Airways, which began in 2013 for the latter's fleet of A330s. At the same time, the Airline-MRO is expanding its market leadership in the Pacific region, and has established a position as a trusted partner for major airlines in the area.
The beating heart of AFI KLM E&M's regional network is the Singapore hub, which includes a parts pool and the Singapore Component Solutions repair shop.
Modern solutions for a modern aircraft
With around 170 aircraft being supported in all continents, AFI KLM E&M is now a leading player in the A350 component support market.
"Fiji Airways is joining a vast community of customers who've entrusted AFI KLM E&M with components support for their A350 fleets," explains Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial at AFI KLM E&M. "Our group designs tailor-made solutions for this ultra-modern aircraft, with targeted innovation to ensure our maintenance services remain at the forefront of efficiency and reliability. Wherever new-generation aircraft go, new-generation services must follow: thanks to our Prognos® system, we're able to draw upon the vast wealth of data provided by these highly communicative aircraft in order to make predictive maintenance a reality."
Welcome to the club!
AFI KLM E&M's expertise in A350 component support now resonates on all the regions of the globe: "Our community of customers includes Delta Airlines, the only North American airline to operate this aircraft. In the Asia-Pacific region, we have three major Chinese airlines on board, as well as Thai Airways," specifies Dominik Wiener-Silva, Vice President Sales Asia Pacific at AFI KLM E&M.
Fiji Airways will be joining the illustrious ranks of this international club, which now also includes Air France - whose first A350 made its maiden commercial flight on October 7th.
Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO said: "The faith that these major international companies have shown in AFI KLM E&M reflects the quality of the solutions it has developed. We now have the reassurance of being able to count on the expertise of a solid and reliable partner to support the A350's arrival into our fleet."