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ASL Airlines Belgium Signs Deal with AFI KLM E&M for 747-400ERF Freighters Fleet

: Apr 7, 2021 - : 11:56 am

AFI KLM E&M and Belgian airline operator ASL Airlines Belgium have signed an agreement to extend their component support contract covering a fleet of 5 Boeing 747-400F and 747-400ERF.

The range of services to be delivered by AFI KLM E&M includes component repairs, dedicated pool access, as well as logistics and line maintence support. ASL Airlines will also rely on AFI KLM E&M’s operational expertise.

The two companies have a long standing cooperation that, started in 2006 for a fleet of 2 aircraft. The new contract signing includes three additional aircraft into the ASL Airlines Belgium fleet. ASL received its 5th Boeing 747-400freighter in October 2020.

“By proposing a maintenance offer adapted to our current requirements, AFI KLM E&M has convinced us to continue our trusting relationship,” said Fabio Ciommo, Fleet Manager Boeing 747 of ASL Airlines Belgium. “Current context puts lots of pressure on cargo operators to deliver higher performance based on aircraft availability and costs effectiveness. As an Airline MRO, AFI KLM E&M knows what is needed to deliver optimal service and we are delighted to continue this fruitful cooperation.”

“Strong cargo market contracts are important for AFI KLM E&M and it is good to see that our reliability and quality is appreciated by the business,” said Maarten Koopmans, AFI KLM E&M Vice President Component Services.

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