"A major objective for Armed Forces ministers", MOC (maintenance in operational condition) regularly has fingers pointed at it, especially in the aviation domain, when aircraft availability rates (which are often too low) are mentioned. Ageing fleets, obsolescence or conversely recent equipment with more advanced technologies and major commitments to overseas operations are all factors which help increase maintenance costs, against a background of heavy budgetary constraints.
"The main objective is to find solutions to contain or reduce costs, given the scale of budgetary and operational constraints", says the foreword (...)
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06 JUN 2019 BARFIELD, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M in the Americas recently signed an agreement with ARABCAL (Arabian Calibration & Devices Repairing) to provide repair and calibration services for a wide range of GSTE products to accommodate its growing customer base in the Middle East.
06 JUN 2019 AFI KLM E&M announced that WESTJET has signed a line maintenance support contract with KLM UK ENGINEERING for its Boeing 737 service to Glasgow. This contract is effective since April. The Canadian airline had recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with AFI KLM E&M to support its GEnx engines (Boeing 787).
23 MAY 2019 MASWINGS, a regional subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has selected AFI KLM E&M for the component support of its fleet of ten ATR72-500s. Repairs will be provided by SINGAPORE COMPONENT SOLUTIONS (SCS), the new shop of AFI KLM E&M in partnership with Sabena Technics.
17 APR 2019 S7 TECHNICS has become the MRO provider in Russia and the CIS to perform base maintenance checks on the Airbus A320NEO. The aircraft is operated by S7 Airlines and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney's PW1127 engines. The maintenance work was conducted at the company's Moscow Domodedovo airport site and included the 7500 FH / 5000 FC / 24-month 1С-check.
15 APR 2019 AFI KLM E&M has entered into an exclusive maintenance agreement with VIVA AIR GROUP that includes the support of airframe components and logistical services. The implementation of this contract with the low-cost airline based in Colombia and Peru will be provided by BARFIELD, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Miami (Florida).
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