China Southern has signed a long-term contract for the provision of component support for its twenty newly acquired aircraft.
With the A350 model having just made its debut within China Southern Airlines fleet, the latter just signed a component support MRO contract with AFI KLM E&M for its twenty newly acquired aircraft. The maintenance program includes maintenance, repair and logistic services.
In addition to AFI KLM E&M’s global pool located at Paris, Singapore and Detroit, the airline will gain access to the central China pool of Shanghai as well as dedicated Main Base Kits (MBK) in Guangzhou and Beijing. Thanks to the presence of this regional pool, AFI KLM E&M can immediately accommodate China Southern Airlines’ fleet of A350s for any stopover in China, thereby eliminating the risks of operational delays caused by long customs processes or transport timeframes when a part needs to be dispatched from foreign countries.