Tue. May 28th, 2024

AAG Angola Airlines and the European company Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, signed an agreement for the maintenance and repair of the national airline’s Boeing 777 fleet over the next five years.

According to a note which ANGOP had access to, the protocol includes, in addition to repairs, consultancy support, as well as a Main Base Kit (MBK) for the Angolan carrier’s fleet of five Boeing 777-300 and three Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

The agreement was signed during the “African Aviation MRO Africa” event, which took place in the Ethiopian capital.

The chairman of TAAG’s Executive Board, Nelson de Oliveira, sees the agreement as a reflection of a long-term partnership that is being built between the two organizations, a statement of the company said.

According to the TAAG CEO, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) is a reliable supplier of Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Services, which guarantees the reliability and efficiency of the maintenance of the Boeing 777 fleet, and is crucial to the operations of the national flag carrier.

The MRO service consists of maintenance, repair and operation, as well as involving aspects of the company’s management and operation.

Géry Mortreux, executive vice-president of Air France Industries, said the partnership represents an opportunity to strengthen his company’s presence in Africa.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is an MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) provider of various aeronautical products, supporting almost 3,000 aircraft operated by 200 national and international airlines.

The company’s technical support for airlines covers engineering and line maintenance, engine overhaul, aerodynamic structure and fan thrust reverser support.

It also includes the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network, supported by a workforce of more than 12,800 employees.

By Joy

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