Jun 02, 2017: Australia’s Qantas Airways and Jetstar, the Qantas Group's low fares airline, have entered into a long term Component Pooling Services Agreement with AFI KLM E&M to support their fleet of Boeing 787s. This brings the total number of 787 customer airlines contracted by AFI KLM E&M to fifteen. The contract covers pool access and repairs and applies to a total fleet of eight 787-9s to be operated by Qantas, and the eleven 787-8s in service with Jetstar.
To guarantee maximum availability for the supported fleets, Qantas Airways and Jetstar will benefit from direct access to the AFI KLM E&M spares pool stationed at Kuala Lumpur and will be able to rely on its worldwide network of inventories and component repair shops, including AFI KLM E&M main facilities in Paris and Amsterdam.
Qantas is a long-standing AFI KLM E&M client, with component support agreements in place for its fleet of Airbus A330s and, via AFI KLM E&M's Spairliners joint venture for its fleet of A380s. As for Jetstar, its Vietnam based branch Jetstar Pacific has recently contracted AFI KLM E&M for component support of its growing fleet of Airbus A320s.
Chris Nassenstein, executive manager Engineering, Qantas Airways, said, "As a long term supplier with a proven track record in supporting our A330 and A380 fleets we look forward to increasing our successful business relationship which is key to the On-Time Performance and operational efficiency of our fleets."
Qantas is Australia's national carrier and one of the world's leading airlines, renowned for safety and service. The full service passenger offering operates over 5000 flights a week to more than 80 destinations domestically and internationally, and the air freighter services reaches over 45 destinations globally with ten dedicated freighter aircraft.
Jetstar, - is Australia's second largest international carrier.