Finnair renews its trust in AFI KLM E&M for CF6-80E1 support

Finnish flag carrier renews support contract for CF6-80E1 engines powering its fleet of Airbus A330-300s.

Paris, Amstelveen, Le Bourget June 17, 2019 Photo(s): By AFI KLM E&M

AFI KLM E&M and Finnair have announced the renewal of their maintenance and overhaul partnership on the carrier's fleet of CF6-80E1 engines. The agreement covers shop visits for all 16 Finnair engines as well as on-wing support services.

Longterm partnership
AFI KLM E&M and Finnair have been working together in the field of aircraft maintenance for several years, especially in relation to the support for the Nordic carrier's fleet of CF6-80E1 engines. In view of the value of the services delivered by AFI KLM E&M since 2014, Finnair has decided to continue this partnership.

By continuing to rely on the CF6-80E1 solutions delivered by the European market leader for maintenance on this type of engine, the Finnish carrier is guaranteed to benefit from efficient, competitive support services rooted in a dual technical and operational expertise on this product.

Jari Huhtinen, Finnair Vice President Technical Operations, said: "Reliable, high quality engine maintenance services are key for the punctual and smooth operations of our long-haul fleet as we continue to grow our traffic. AFI KLM E&M has a proven track record in supporting operations on our fleet of A330-300s, and our stock of CF6 -80E1 engines, and we look forward to a continued smooth collaboration with them."

Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M added: "We are delighted that Finnair is maintaining its trust in AFI KLM E&M in supporting their CF6- 80E1 engines. AFI KLM E&M is a leading player on the maintenance market for this type of engine and this renewal testifies to the reliability and suitability of the solutions we develop and offer our customers."