Akasa Air signs up with AFI KLM E&M for component, APU services
The new Indian airline has signed two contracts with AFI KLM E&M through its wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOR.
The Group MRO will supply the airline with an adaptive package of flight-hour solutions including repair services, access to a spare parts pool, provision of a Main Base Kit and logistical support.
The agreement covers an extensive range of components, including the Line Replaceable Units for the engines as well as the APUs fitted on Akasa Air’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
It will cover the repair and maintenance of GTCP131-9B APUs (fitted on the 737 MAX), the provision of replacement units, health monitoring/fleet management assistance and engineering-as-a-service.
"Ton Dortmans, KLM Engineering & Maintenance: “We’re fully committed to supporting their ambitions and development by providing the best available solutions in component support."
Rob van de Graaf, EPCOR: “The breakthrough by EPCOR in the Indian area means that the market needs alternative solutions based on an airline-MRO mindset. It showcases our APU know-how in a general sense and our expertise in the GTCP131-9B more specifically.”
Neelu Khatri, Akasa Air: “The Indian aviation industry bears immense potential having exponentially grown to become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world."
Daniel Saldanha, Akasa Air: “Being able to rely upon the experience of a globally renowned MRO such as AFI KLM E&M network is a mark of confidence for our airline.”
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