Bamboo Airways selects AFI KLM E&M for Components Support, Joins as 21st Customer

By Editor 14-Dec-2020

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Bamboo Airways, fast growing new airline in Vietnam, has contracted Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide component support for its Boeing 787 fleet.

AFI KLM E&M welcomes Bamboo Airways into its community of customers for 787 component support. The fast growing Vietnamese airline has opted for a long-term partnership, and will enjoy access to high-performance services in component repair, logistics and spare parts access through an on-site stock based in Hanoi and several AFI KLM E&M pools located across the world.

Strong expertise and footprint
This long-term component contract, between Bamboo Airways and AFI KLM E&M covers component repair, spares pool access and logistics for a fleet of 14 aircraft. Moreover, Bamboo Airways becomes the 21st member to join the AFI KLM E&M 787 Operators Community and will benefit from AFI KLM E&M global network and reliable predictive maintenance tool, Prognosâ. This agreement constitutes the first genuine cooperation between the two airlines and strengthens AFI KLM E&M's already strong position in the Asia-Pacific region.

"I am very pleased with this significant cooperation and feel confident that AFI KLM E&M would support our 787 operations with superb services of outstanding quality as recognized by many leading aviation industry players” says  Eric Dang, CEO of Bamboo Airways.”

With the signing of this important contract, we are honored to support Bamboo Airways and become part of their success story. Bamboo Airways is joining our vast community of 787 customers who’ve entrusted AFI KLM E&M for our services. Our group designs adaptive solutions for new generation aircraft." says Mr. Dominik Wiener Silva, VP Sales Asia-Pacific AFI KLM E&M.

"The large number of 787s we support and the related scale effects enable us to offer very competitive 787 services,” adds Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance. “For this contract, Bamboo Airways was also convinced by the multiple benefits of our unique dual profile as 787 MRO and 787 operator."