AFI KLM E&M enter component support programme with Ethiopian Airlines

AFI KLM E&M has started a component support programme for Ethiopian Airlines' entire 777 fleet, which includes up to 25 aircraft.

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The agreement was confirmed by AFI KLM E&M and Ethiopian Airlines during the MRO Africa 2024 in Addis Ababa.

Under the agreement, AFI KLM E&M will provide Ethiopian Airlines with comprehensive coverage of all major components, including rotable spares and component repairs support for their 777 fleet, which includes the 777-200LR, 777-300ER, and 777F.

With this programme in place, Ethiopian Airlines can focus on providing its customers with safe and reliable air travel, while reducing its maintenance costs and improving its operational efficiency.

“We are delighted to have signed this component support program for our 777 fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance”, said Mesfin Tasew, Group chief executive officer at Ethiopian Airlines. "This collaboration ensures adherence to the utmost safety and reliability standards for our clientele. We are dedicated to enhancing global aviation safety, efficiency, and sustainable global aviation ecosystem through strategic partnerships." 

Anne Brachet, executive vice president of Air France - KLM Engineering & Maintenance said: “It is with great honour that we have been selected by Ethiopian Airlines, a major African operator. We embark on a journey of reliability and comprehensive component support services for their entire 777 fleet, fostering operational excellence in the skies.” 

Géry Mortreux, executive vice president of Air France Industries said: “Our collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines underscores our dedication to quality and innovation. With the introduction of a comprehensive component support programme for the 777 fleet, we are not only ensuring seamless operations, but also reinforcing our position as a trusted partner in the aviation sector.”