KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today signed a ten-year contract with Xiamen Airlines for the maintenance of the General Electric GEnx engines on Xiamen Airlines’ new Boeing 787s.
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a fully certified Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) organisation for the 787 GEnx engines. After General Electric, KLM E&M is the first MRO organisation for GEnx engines in the world.
Xiamen Airlines is KLM E&M’s launching customer for this engine type and the agreement extends the close partnership that already exists between KLM and Xiamen Airlines. The ten-year contract, valued at no less than USD 125 million, was signed in a KLM hangar at Schiphol East today by Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President E&M KLM, and Cai Chengbao, Executive Vice President Xiamen Airlines. Also present were Xiamen Airlines Chairman & CEO, Che Shanglun, and KLM president & CEO Pieter Elbers.