Ethiopian Inks Boeing 777 Fleet Support Agreement With AFI KLM E&M

 Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has signed an agreement with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) at the MRO Africa 2024 in Addis Ababa today.

The agreement was signed for component support for the Ethiopian Boeing 777 fleet, at the MRO Africa 2024 in Addis Ababa, the Airline said. It is learned that AFI KLM E&M has started a component support program for Ethiopian Airlines’ entire 777 fleet, which includes up to 25 aircraft.

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

This program is hoped to help Ethiopian Airlines provide its customers with safe and reliable air travel while reducing its maintenance costs and improving its operational efficiency.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr Mesfin Tasew said: “We are delighted to have signed this component support program for our 777 fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. 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.”

For her part, Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President of Air France – KLM Engineering & Maintenance, stated: “It is with great honor 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.”

Meanwhile, Géry Mortreux, Executive Vice President of Air France Industries, in his remarks, said; “Our collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines underscores our dedication to quality and innovation. With the introduction of a comprehensive component support program for the 777 fleet, we are not only ensuring seamless operations but also reinforcing our position as a trusted partner in the aviation sector.”

According to a press note issued by both sides, the component support program is set to begin immediately, and Ethiopian Airlines will have access to the full range of support services throughout the term of the agreement. This includes access to a dedicated team of support specialists, as well as a comprehensive inventory of rotable spares and components.

Ethiopian Airlines currently operates 20 Boeing 777 aircraft and recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of eight 777-9 passenger airplanes and the potential for up to 12 additional. The Airline was also the first African airline to order and operate the Boeing 777-200LR and took possession of its first 777 model back in 2010.

The largest airline in Africa, Ethiopian is serving over 120 destinations worldwide. The airline operates a modern fleet of aircraft, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, and Airbus A350. Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing its customers with safe, reliable, and comfortable air travel.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) is said to be the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) division of the Air France-KLM Group. It serves 150 customers across the world.

Source: FBC

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *