CEB Hires Air France-KLM Engineering For A320 Maintenance

29 March 2017

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has selected Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide component support and solutions, repairs and local pool access for 36 Airbus A320ceos, and future Airbus A321neos.

The selection of AFI KLM E&M came following a call for tenders by the airline in September 2016 for the carrier's expanding fleet of Airbus passenger jets. Previously, Singapore Airlines Engineering Co. was the maintenance provider of these jets.

The eight year contract covers a fleet of over 40 Airbus A320ceos and its future A320neo orders.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 59 aircraft, consisting of four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320ceo, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and four ATR 72-600 aircraft.

AFI KLM E&M says the contract is its first with Cebu Pacific and the first component support contract in the Philippines.

Between 2017 and 2021, Cebu expects delivery of 45 new aircraft as part of its fleet renewal programme. Comprised of 12 ATR 72-600 aircraft, one new Airbus A330, and 32 Airbus A321neos, the new aircraft will bring the CEB fleet to 85 by 2021.

AFI KLM E&M is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider and currently supports almost 2,000 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines. It provides MRO services from Manila International Airport.

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