Cebu Pacific Air expands its component support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to include seven (7) A321ceo and 32 A321neo aircraft. This is on top of the component support agreement signed last year between Cebu Pacific and AFI KLM E&M covering its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Operations under significantly extended contract will partly take place in Singapore at Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a local joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics. The array of services provided under the long-term contract includes component repairs from Europe and Singapore, as well as access to local spares pool.
Established in September 2016, Singapore Component Solutions (SCS) operates out of Seletar international airport, with some 6,500sq.m.of repair facilities. SCS is one of the region's leading multi-product and multi-fleet players. It has become one of the most efficient and responsive MROs in the region, backed by regional logistics centers, parts inventories, and technical expertise of its parent firms. SCS specializes in repairs for A320 and ATR fleets with a comprehensive offering for avionics, mechanical and pneumatic components, along with aerostructure and cabin and safety components.
"In 2017, Cebu Pacific Air signed its first contract with us. They are thus a recent customer and it is a great honor for us to have been able to rapidly convince the airline of our expertise and efficiency. We have taken up a challenge by demonstrating our ability to adapt to its ambitious fleet plan and operating imperatives in very short order," said Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President for Commercial or AFI KLM E&M.
Between 2018 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of 45 brand-new aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program, specifically: two (2) Airbus A321 CEO, five (5) Airbus A320 NEO (New Engine Option), six (6) ATR 72-600, and 32 Airbus A321NEO. CEB has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a total of 67 aircraft with an average age of five (5) years. The CEB fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, five (5) Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option), and eight (8) Airbus A330; while the Cebgo fleet is composed of eight (8) ATR 72-500 and 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and fan thrust reverser support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 2,000 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines.
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