China Eastern Signs A350 Components Support Deal With AFI KLM E&M

The Chinese carrier is again to rely on AFI KLM E&M and its new-generation aircraft expertise.

November 26, 2018 Photo(s): By AFI KLM E&M

Only a matter of months after turning over its 787 component support requirements to AFI KLM E&M, China Eastern has signed a new contract covering its fleet of Airbus A350-900s, ultimately set to number 20 aircraft. The bespoke A350 contract covers repairs, access to a regional spares pool, and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK). The agreement also includes complementary training services and engineering development assistance.

Fast growing trust

Executive Vice President of Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Anne Brachet said: "this is an honor for us and we are proud to support the development of China Eastern, a great airline that never rests on its laurels and is intent on continuously renewing itself, especially as regards its ambitions to operate a young fleet - one of the youngest in the global airline marketplace. We want to provide China Eastern with component support that lives up to those ambitions."