AFI KLM E&M and Boeing have inked the long-term renewal of their joint efforts to implement their 737 Component Services Program (CSP) program. At the same time, the two parties agreed to extend the program to the future Boeing 737 MAX, first deliveries of which are scheduled for 2017.
An expert program delivering significant commercial success
The unique CSP offering was the outcome of a rapprochement between a global aircraft maintenance market leader and a major airplane maker in the early 2000s. It benefits from AFI KLM E&M’s know-how and in-depth knowledge of operating airplanes, and from Boeing’s OEM experience of systems and components. Based on a large-scale pooling arrangement generating substantial economies of scale, the CSP program offers customers top-flight service quality and pricing. The CSP is already available for the 777 and Next-Generation 737, and will now be on offer to future operators of the 737 MAX. Large numbers of airlines all around the world have already opted for CSP 737, making AFI KLM E&M and Boeing leading component support providers for the global 737 fleet.
Stanley A. Deal, Senior Vice President Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said: “We are delighted to continue to grow this successful 737 program and expand our partnership through the addition of the 737 MAX. This proven program has demonstrated its reliability and excellent technical quality, providing a significant competitive advantage for 737 customers.”
Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said he was really pleased with “the renewal of the partnership with Boeing, which is part of a fruitful commercial and technical relationship. The extension of our joint component support program to the Boeing 737 MAX also highlights Boeing’s trust in the high quality of the MRO services delivered by AFI KLM E&M.“