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AFI KLM E&M and AIBD Assistance Services (2AS), the exclusive airport ground handling services provider at AIBD (Aéroport International Blaise Diagne), have signed a partnership agreement to pool their expertise and resources in a joint venture dubbed 2AS Technics. 2AS Technics' operations will focus on line maintenance support for airlines based at, or flying to, the new Dakar airport.

As the exclusive airport ground handling services provider at the airport under a ministerial decree, 2AS set up its 2AS Technics subsidiary to handle line maintenance services at the airport. 2AS Technics already supports regional airlines, including Senegal's new flag-carrier, Air Senegal. Through its partnership with 2AS and equity interest in 2AS Technics, AFI KLM E&M will contribute its expertise to the joint venture.


AFI KLM E&M and Corendon Airlines have renewed and extended a CFM56-7B engine support agreement. The contract provides full engine support services, including the conduction of shop visits and supply of replacement engines, and now covers Corendon Airlines' Turkish and Maltese fleets.


AFI KLM E&M and Finnair have announced the renewal of their maintenance and overhaul partnership on the carrier’s fleet of CF6-80E1 engines. The agreement covers shop visits for all 16 Finnair engines as well as on-wing support services.


AFI KLM E&M has signed a component support contract with Cambodia-based start-up airline Lanmei Airlines for ten Airbus A320s. The contract covers a wide range of components, as it also extends to aerostructure and Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for the V2500 and CFM engines. The services provided will include repairs, pool access, provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK) and AOG support in the Asia-Pacific region. It has also extended a 2017 component support contract with Cebu Pacific Air to include seven A321ceo and 32 A321neo aircraft. Support for both contracts will mainly be provided by the AFI KLM E&M service centre in Singapore as well as Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), the local joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena Technics.


AFI KLM E&M and Virgin Atlantic have signed a support services agreement for the airline's new fleet of twelve Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, the first unit of which will be delivered this summer. This flight-hour support contract covers repairs, access to a pool of spare parts and the provision of a Main Base Kit in London.


AFI KLM E&M and Air Senegal recently signed an agreement covering component support for the Senegalese carrier's fleet of two A330neo aircraft. The terms of the contract include flight hour repairs, access to the spares pool, and local provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK).


AFI KLM E&M and AirAsia X, part of the AirAsia Group, are extending their longstanding component support partnership for the A330 fleet to include the A330neo aircraft, soon to be deployed by the airline group. Services provided will cover repair, pool access and associated logistic services.


Airbus has signed an FHS Components agreement with Aircalin whereby Airbus will handle components services including pool, on-site stock at main base, repairs and transportation. The 12-year agreement covers two A320neos and two A330neos. Aircalin becomes the first Pacific airline to choose Airbus FHS. Meanwhile, China Express has selected Airbus FHS Components for its A320 fleet. This agreement provides an extensive scope of A320 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare parts availability through pool access service, on-site stock at customer main base and component repair.

These latest contracts bring to 700 the total number of aircraft worldwide covered under the Airbus FHS programme, with 27 operators. Supporting the FHS worldwide are six dedicated FHS inventory pools, including Hong-Kong and Miami which opened in 2017. In 2018 there were 30,000 shipments performed, and over 500 approved repair shops served by FHS.


Boeing and GECAS have signed an agreement exercising 10 purchase rights to firm orders and adding 15 more purchase rights for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). GECAS now has 65 orders and options for the 737-800BCF.

Amazon has announced a partnership with GECAS to lease an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft. These aircraft will be in addition to the five Boeing 737-800’s already leased from GECAS and announced earlier this year. The aircraft will fly in the United States out of the more than 20 air gateways in the Amazon Air network. GECAS has plans to convert at least 50 of this type.


Boeing has signed a consumables and expendables services agreement to become an integrated supply chain solution provider for global MRO support of LATAM Airlines Group, which will be provided by Boeing and its subsidiaries Aviall and Boeing Distribution Services (BDSI). Additionally, Boeing will provide LATAM with the combined chemical handling expertise of Aviall and BDSI through an exclusive chemical solution supplier agreement.


Boeing has signed a 777 Landing Gear Exchange agreement with Turkish Technic. The program enhances Turkish Technic’s asset and maintenance management. Turkish Technic Inc. will also be a supplier of 737NG landing gear maintenance and a Boeing designated maintenance training provider.It has also signed a 777-300ER Landing Gear Exchange agreement withBritish Airways.


Boeing has signed British Airways as launch customer for a long-term, off-platform Component Services agreement for Airbus A320 aircraft.


Boeing and its subsidiaries Aviall and BDSI have signed a full parts package agreement withmyTECHNIC in Turkey.


Caerdav has established a dedicated line maintenance station for ASL Airlines France

 at Cardiff Airport and will provide routine maintenance for Boeing 737 NG aircraft operating on wet-lease for other airlines.


CFM International and AirAsia have expanded a 20-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) agreement to include 200 LEAP-1A engines to power the airline's 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The agreement now covers its entire fleet of 808 LEAP-1A engines.


CFM International has signed a 12-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour Agreement with Zhejiang Loong Air for 40 LEAP-1A engines powering the airline’s fleet of leased Airbus

A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The agreement is valued at $800 million at list price.


CFM International has signed a 12-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour Agreement with Colorful Guizhou Airlines for the LEAP-1A engines that will power the airline’s future fleet of at least 15 leased Airbus A320neo aircraft. The agreement is valued at approximately $500 million U.S. at list price.


Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has secured an LoI from leasing company BBAM for an Airbus A321 converted freighter. The aircraft will be inducted for conversion into a 14-pallet cargo configuration in mid-2020, and is scheduled for redelivery at the of end 2020.


Embraer has signed a long-term Flight Hour Pool Program agreement with Azul Linhas Aereas to provide repairable component support for the carrier’s brand new fleet of 51 Embraer E195-E2 jets. The multiyear agreement includes material services engineering and advanced component exchanges from Embraer spare parts facilities in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Azul joined the Embraer Pool Program in 2008, when it began operating its first generation of E-Jets, and more recently, the Repair Management Program. With the new Flight Hour Pool Program agreement, the airline will now have coverage for its entire Embraer fleet.


Embraer has announced TechCare pool maintenance and parts agreements with Switzerland’s Helvetic Airways, which signed a pool contract to cover four recently added E190 jets, and Aurigny Air Services, which signed an extension of its current agreement on parts maintenance to support the E195 operated by the Guernsey’s carrier.


EPCOR, a AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has announced the renewal of a previous contract with existing client EL AL covering GTCP331-500 APUs on six Boeing 777 aircraft.

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