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​China Eastern picks Air France-KLM’s MRO arm for 787 support

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has won a contract to service components for China Eastern Airlines’ on-order fleet of Boeing 787-9s.

The MRO group says the agreement covers equipment repairs, access to a “regional” spare parts pool and a base kit of stock for 15 Dreamliners.

Additional services for the SkyTeam carrier will include training and “industrial development support”.

Noting that both its parent carriers operate the 787, AFI KLM E&M says it has developed a “unique experience with this [aircraft] regarding both maintenance and operations” and that it views its role as an “airline-MRO”.

The group says it has recruited 16 787 operators as customers.

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