Cebu Pacific Air expands Components Contract Air France KLM MRO armNovember 13, 2018
Cebu Pacific Air expands its component support contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to include seven (7) A321ceo and 32 A321neo aircraft. This is on top of the component support agreement signed last year between Cebu Pacific and AFI KLM E&M covering its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The local joint venture of AFI KLM E&M and Sabena Technics will partly take place at Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), Singapore. The long-term contract includes access to local spares pool and component repairs from Europe and Singapore.
Singapore Component Solutions (SCS) operates out of Seletar international airport, with some 6,500 sq.m. of repair facilities. They are one of the region’s leading multi-product and multi-fleet players after being established in September 2016.
SCS specializes in repairs for A320 and ATR fleets with a comprehensive offering for avionics, mechanical and pneumatic components, along with aerostructure and cabin and safety components.
According to Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President for Commercial or AFI KLM E&M, “In 2017, Cebu Pacific Air signed its first contract with us. They are thus a recent customer and it is a great honor for us to have been able to rapidly convince the airline of our expertise and efficiency. We have taken up a challenge by demonstrating our ability to adapt to its ambitious fleet plan and operating imperatives in very short order.”
CEB expects delivery of 45 brand-new aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program, specifically: two (2) Airbus A321 CEO, five (5) Airbus A320 NEO (New Engine Option), six (6) ATR 72-600, and 32 Airbus A321NEO between this year up to 2021.
As one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a total of 67 aircraft with an average age of five (5) years. The CEB fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, five (5) Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option), and eight (8) Airbus A330; while the Cebgo fleet is composed of eight (8) ATR 72-500 and 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft.