On 26 March 2018, during a signing ceremony at the National Assembly, AFI KLM E&M and Vietnam Airlines signed a support contract covering the GEnx engines which equip the Vietnamese national flag carrier's Boeing 787 fleet. Within this partnership, AFI KLM E&M will handle the maintenance of Vietnam Airline's Boeing 787 GEnx engines for 12 years, whose fleet will comprise a total of 19 aircraft in 2019. AFI KLM E&M will also provide spare engine access for Vietnam Airlines to guarantee seamless continuity of its operations.
Extensive experience of the GEnx product
As an MRO backed by an airline that itself operates the GEnx, AFI KLM E&M has developed operational and technical expertise in this new-generation engine that is unrivaled in the market. AFI KLM E&M rolls out its MRO capabilities and know-how across the entire spectrum of GEnx overhaul and maintenance operations, from overhaul and test services to on-wing/on-site support, plus part and engine module repairs. For AFI KLM E&M's customers, including Vietnam Airlines, this all-round expertise is a guarantee of performance at both operational and economic levels.
A long-standing relationship
In 2018, Vietnam Airlines and AFI KLM E&M celebrate their 25th year of collaboration. AFI KLM E&M has already supported the Vietnamese carrier in maintaining its GE90s. Since 2015, AFI KLM E&M also provides component support for Vietnam Airline's 787 fleet.