Philippine Airlines extends support contract for 777 and A320 engines

AFI KLM E&M met with PAL's new management in Manila at the end of May to celebrate the continuity of a longstanding cooperation.

Paris, Amstelveen, Manila June 3, 2022 Photo(s): By AFI KLM E&M

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed an extension to its flight hour support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance for the GE90 engines powering its Boeing 777 fleet, as well for the CFM56-5B engines fitted on its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Following a successful restructuring process in 2021, the Philippine flag carrier has established a new fleet plan. AFI KLM E&M will support PAL with GE90 shop visits for as long as the 777 serves on the airline's fleet. Cooperation is also extended on the CFM56-5B engines for PALís A320s serving domestic and regional routes.

Adaptiveness, in all weathers

It is during storms that you know how to recognize your real partners, those who understand you best. As an Airline-MRO, AFI KLM E&M knows perfectly what are the operatorís constraints and did its utmost to support Philippine Airlines. Throughout the pandemic, Philippine Airlines could rely on the Adaptiveness® mindset of AFI KLM E&M. During PAL's restructuring phase, AFI KLM E&M remained available and attentive as a service partner, in order to build the best response to the needs of the Philippine carrier. The signing of this engine contract extension builds on that positive relationship.

Alvin Limqueco, SVP-Supply Chain Management at Philippine Airlines said: "We value the partnership we have with the AFI KLM E&M teams, who have been a loyal ally throughout the uncertainty of the last two years. PAL and AFI KLM E&M have kept strong communication lines during the pandemic, and we look forward to continuing our robust ties as they continue to support our fleet requirements in the future through this extended agreement".

Pierre Teboul, SVP Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "We are pleased and proud to have found a long-term partner in PAL. Since the beginning of our cooperation on the GE90 engine, we have put all our expertise at their disposal and ensured continuity of service. We have come out of this period stronger and our relationship of trust has been consolidated".