Cebu Paci ic Air expands components contract with Air France KLM MRO arm
Cebu Pacific Air expands its component support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to include seven A321ceo and 32 A321neo aircrafts. This is on top of the component support agreement signed last year between Cebu Pacific and AFI KLM E&M covering its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Operations under significantly extended contract will partly take place in Singapore at Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a local joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics. The array of services provided under the longterm contract includes component repairs from Europe and Singapore, as well as access to local spares pool.
Established in September 2016, Singapore Component Solutions (SCS) operates out of Seletar international airport, with some 6,500 sq.m. of repair facilities. SCS is one of the region’s leading multi-product and multi-fleet players. It has become one of the most efficient and responsive MROs in the region, backed by regional logistics centers, parts inventories, and technical expertise of its parent firms. SCS specializes in repairs for A320 and ATR fleets with a comprehensive offering for avionics, mechanical and pneumatic components, along with aerostructure and cabin and safety components.
“In 2017, Cebu Pacific Air signed its first contract with us. They are thus a recent customer and it is a great honor for us to have been able to rapidly convince the airline of our expertise and efficiency. We have taken up a challenge by demonstrating our ability to adapt to its ambitious fleet plan and operating imperatives in very short order,” said Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President for Commercial or AFI KLM E&M.
Between 2018 and 2021, Cebu Pacific expects delivery of 45 brand-new aircrafts as part of its fleet renewal program.(PR)