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Aviation News XL Airways has chosen AFI KLM E&M to service its CF6s

XL Airways has chosen AFI KLM E&M to service its CF6s

Romain Guillot
11 APR 2019 | 275 words
XL Airways has chosen AFI KLM E&M to service its CF6s
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France's XL Airways has chosen AFI KLM E&M for the shop inspections of the two CF6-80E1 engines that power its only Airbus A330-300. The two GE engines were taken care of in quick succession by Air France - KLM's maintenance division teams in Amsterdam during the first quarter of 2019.

AFI KLM E&M is specifying that the A330-300 was fitted with one replacement engine during this servicing period, a major plus point for this contract given the low availability of spares on the market.

"Thanks to the availability of this spare engine and the runway teams, we will be able to provide continuity of operation throughout the inspections, with very short immobilisation times. We have been working with AFI KLM E&M for several years and are delighted with their support operations. This new service demonstrates AFI KLM E&M capacity to match our operational requirements", declared Jean-Pierre Fachinetti, XL's Maintenance and Engineering Director, in a press release.

XL Airways had received its A330-300 in November 2012, a plane with an MTOW of 235 tonnes leased from GECAS and delivered new by Airbus. The French company also operates with three A330-200s powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700s.

AFI KLM E&M and XL Airways have been working on maintenance projects together for over ten years. Air France Industries had also won the equipment support and A-Checks for the airline's four Airbus A330s.

The French airline also ordered two A330-900s from Airbus at the start of the year and the planes are expected next year.
Romain Guillot
Chief editor
Cofounder of Journal de l'Aviation and Alertavia


 
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