Russian charter carrier Nordwind Airlines has signed an engine support contract with AFI KLM E&M covering the CF6-80C2 power plants equipping the carrier’s six Boeing 767-300ERs. The agreement covers engine repair and overhaul services as well as availability and lease support.
Nordwind Airlines, a relative newcomer to the Russian airline landscape, works with a wide range of tour-operators and was seeking an MRO services provider that could supply competitively-priced services and a spare engine to guarantee its operational continuity. In opting for AFI KLM E&M, Nordwind Airlines has found a reliable partner, able to offer a positive response to its unique operational requirements by releasing and shipping a spare CF6-80C2 engine to the airline’s Moscow facility.
Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice-President Sales International, said: “We are delighted to sign this contract with Nordwind Airlines. This latest success further confirms the validity of AFI KLM E&M’s investment in the Russian market in order to offer maintenance solutions tailored to the operational requirements of a wide range of airlines. By building on our extensive capabilities and operational experience as a group working with a parent airline, we constitute a reliable, effective partner in Russia.”
“AFI KLM E&M showed its strength and ambition by winning the tough tender process. Having the support of AFI KLM E&M will help Nordwind achieving its goals. ” said Kubilay Akp?nar, PEGAS Senior Vice-President Aviation.
Oguz Senol Yüce, Nordwind Airlines Deputy General Director, added:” I believe this is the first step of a successful and long-lasting partnership”.
Source: AFI KLM E&M
Photo: Nordwind Airlines