Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has won a contract from AerCap to refurbish the cabins of three Boeing 777s.

The MRO provider says the deal covers 777-300s that are set to join an unnamed airline's fleet. The modification of the first aircraft is scheduled to start in October.

As part of the project, AFI KLM E&M intends to establish "a dedicated supply chain for business class seating that will considerably shorten project launches and TAT [turnaround time]".

The upgrade will include installation of Zodiac Aerospace's Rave in-flight entertainment system which, AFI KLM E&M notes, will represent the first time that the equipment is fitted to a 777.

AFI KLM E&M says it has modified cabins of more than 100 777s for its parent carriers and third-party customers.

AerCap has previously employed the MRO provider to service its fleet.

The lessor's chief technical officer Joe Venuto states that AerCap is "very pleased" to work with AFI KLM E&M, as the MRO specialist "provides bespoke solutions which are tailored to meet our customers' requirements".

Get all the coverage from Aircraft Interiors on our dedicated event page

Source: Flight Daily News