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To Russia with

Love

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ast December, Vladivostok Air and AFI KLM E&M signed an exclusive 5-year

contract for the maintenance of the CF6 80 E1 engines powering the Russian carrier’s A330s. The agreement also covers access to spare engines.

Vladivostok Air has chosen the sole European provider of maintenance services for the latest addition to General Electric’s CF6 family of power plants. That makes good logistics sense, but it’s a shrinking world and AFI KLM could not assume it would get the

AFI KLM has success across “The Russias”

BY IAN PARKER

contract. Of course it offered it’s normal top level of service to win the day. AFI KLM E&M began developing

its capabilities for this type of engine in 2005, which now comprise the full range of maintenance activities plus a series of tests. AFI KLM E& maintains 30% of the global fleet of CF6 80 E1 equipped aircraft, a solid guarantee for the Russian airline. “We are very pleased to

place our CF6 80 E1 know-how at the disposal of Vladivostok Air,” said Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M VP Sales International.

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“And although the need for repairs and spare parts for this recent-generation aircraft is still limited, as an operator, we have developed repair capabilities both in-house and in partnership with GE. We are therefore able to provide customers such as Vladivostok Air with full maintenance services at affordable prices.” Air France Industries and KLM

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