Gulf Air has signed an engine maintenance contract for CFM56-5B engines with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M).
The contract, signed during the Dubai Airshow, includes total engine support for its Airbus A320ceo family fleet. The full engine support contract includes shop visits, fleet engineering, condition monitoring, spare support and other additional services.
Gulf Air can rely on the long and extensive CFM56-5B experience of AFI KLM E&M, and the ‘keep flying’ approach that is supported by a strong On Wing/On Site service. Gulf Air will also benefit the best class services through the predictive maintenance tool, PROGNOS for engines.
“It is very valuable to be able to work on a long-term basis with a player who has a deep knowledge of its products, from both a maintenance point of view and as an operator of the fleets concerned,” said Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air acting Chief Executive Officer. “It is this understanding of Airline-MRO, combined with true flexibility in the offerings and support that continues to convince us in furthering our relationship with AFI KLM E&M.”
“Gulf Air is a historical customer since 2008 and we are very proud to maintain this long term partnership,” said AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial, Pierre Teboul. “Therefore we are pleased to have been selected by Gulf Air as a partner of choice for the maintenance and support for the engines on their A320ceo fleet. It is a powerful signal of our ambition to expand in the Middle East and Africa across the full array of our MRO services and in particular our engine support services, enabling us to respond quickly to demand in an appropriate manner.”
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