U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has contracted AFI KLM E&M for component support for its entire Airbus A350 fleet as well as a reciprocal component agreement which takes advantage of Delta TechOps component capabilities.
The maintenance solutions to be performed by AFI KLM E&M cover component repairs and access to its A350 spares pool, primarily in the U.S. and Europe.
Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “Delta is one of the biggest airlines in the world, and AFI KLM E&M is proud to help it operate a new aircraft type. With this new A350 contract, AFI KLM E&M is showing it is a major player in this emerging market, with an extensive, expert, and competitive service offer. This opportunity also opens the door to further MRO collaborations and we look forward to expanding our maintenance relationship.”
AFI KLM E&M is the only MRO providing A350 component support to airlines based in Europe, Africa, Asia and now Americas.