Mar 31, 2017
Cebu Pacific Air
signed a long-term deal with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance
to provide component support for its Airbus A320 fleet.
The contract covers CEB's fleet of over 40 Airbus A320s and includes full component support and solutions, plus repairs and local pool access to maximize aircraft availability for both its A320s and its future A321neos.
To date, the airline has 59 aircraft in all – four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320ceo, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500 and four ATR 72-600 aircraft.
"This was our first agreement with Cebu Pacific and also our first component support contract in the strategic Philippines market," remarked Gery Mortreux, Executive Vice President of Air France Industries.
CEB called for tenders to service its expanding fleet of Airbus passenger jets in September, 2016.
Between 2017 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of 45 brand-new aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program.
Comprised of 12 ATR 72-600 aircraft, one brand-new Airbus A330, and 32 Airbus A321neo, the new aircraft will bring the CEB fleet to 85 by 2021. CEB has one of the youngest and most modern aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 4.94 years.
"We are proud to number Cebu Pacific Air among our clients and support the development of one of the most successful Low-Cost Carriers in this fast growing market," added Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M.
On the strength of this major contract and of several other recently-won contracts in the region, AFI KLM E&M occupies a strong position in the Southeast Asian aircraft maintenance market.
Souurce: Cebu Pacific Air