Fiji Airways joins the A350 club at AFI KLM E&M!

Fiji Airways has joined the community of A350 operators benefiting from access to AFI KLM E&M's dedicated component solutions.

Paris, Amstelveen, Nadi November 27, 2019 Photo(s): By AFI KLM E&M
AFI KLM E&M Component A350 CDG

AFI KLM E&M is delighted to welcome Fiji Airways into its community of customers for A350 component maintenance solutions. The Fijian airline has opted for a long-term partnership, and will enjoy access to high-performance, expert services in component repair, logistics and access to spare parts (via the Main Base Kit and parts pool).

AFI KLM E&M flourishing across the Pacific

The signature of this agreement sees AFI KLM E&M extend its working relationship with Fiji Airways, which began in 2013 for the latter's fleet of A330s. At the same time, the Airline-MRO is expanding its market leadership in the Pacific region, and has established a position as a trusted partner for major airlines in the area.

The beating heart of AFI KLM E&M's regional network is the Singapore hub, which includes a parts pool and the Singapore Component Solutions repair shop.

Modern solutions for a modern aircraft

With around 170 aircraft being supported in all continents, AFI KLM E&M is now a leading player in the A350 component support market.

"Fiji Airways is joining a vast community of customers who've entrusted AFI KLM E&M with components support for their A350 fleets," explains Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial at AFI KLM E&M. "Our group designs tailor-made solutions for this ultra-modern aircraft, with targeted innovation to ensure our maintenance services remain at the forefront of efficiency and reliability. Wherever new-generation aircraft go, new-generation services must follow: thanks to our PrognosŪ system, we're able to draw upon the vast wealth of data provided by these highly communicative aircraft in order to make predictive maintenance a reality."

Welcome to the club!

AFI KLM E&M's expertise in A350 component support now resonates on all the regions of the globe: "Our community of customers includes Delta Airlines, the only North American airline to operate this aircraft. In the Asia-Pacific region, we have three major Chinese airlines on board, as well as Thai Airways," specifies Dominik Wiener-Silva, Vice President Sales Asia Pacific at AFI KLM E&M.

Fiji Airways will be joining the illustrious ranks of this international club, which now also includes Air France - whose first A350 made its maiden commercial flight on October 7th.

Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO said: "The faith that these major international companies have shown in AFI KLM E&M reflects the quality of the solutions it has developed. We now have the reassurance of being able to count on the expertise of a solid and reliable partner to support the A350's arrival into our fleet."