Australia’s Qantas Airways and its Jetstar Airways low-cost subsidiary have entered into a long-term component services agreement with AFI KLM E&M to cover its Boeing 787 fleet.
The contract covers pool access and repairs and applies to eight future Qantas-operated 787-9s expected to start entering its fleet in late 2017 and eleven 787-8s currently in service with Jetstar.
AFI KLM E&M said the program aims to achieve maximum availability for supported fleets and will see both airlines gain direct access to the aftermarket provider’s spares pool in Kuala Lumpur with support from its global inventories and component repair shops.
AFI KLM E&M said the total number of 787s under its parts coverage program now stands at 193 across 15 different airlines.
Fabrice Defrance, senior vice president commercial AFI KLM E&M, said the new contract further strengthens its position in the Asia-Pacific region.
It also grows ties with Qantas, as AFI KLM E&M already provides component support on its fleet of Airbus A330s and, through its Spairliners subsidiary, coverage of its A380 fleet.