Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an engine maintenance contract for CFM56-5B engines with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. This contract includes total engine support for its Airbus A320ceo family fleet.

This full engine support contract includes shop visits, fleet engineering, condition monitoring, spare support and other additional services.

Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air acting Chief Executive Officer-declared: “It is very valuable to be able to work on a long-term basis with a player who has a deep knowledge of its products, from both a maintenance point of view and as an operator of the fleets concerned. It is this understanding of Airline-MRO, combined with true flexibility in the offerings and support that continues to convince us in furthering our relationship with AFI KLM E&M.”

AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial, Pierre Teboul said: “Gulf Air is a historical customer since 2008 and we are very proud to maintain this long term partnership. Therefore we are pleased to have been selected by Gulf Air as a partner of choice for the maintenance and support for the engines on their A320ceo fleet. It is a powerful signal of our ambition to expand in the Middle East and Africa across the full array of our MRO services and in particular our engine support services, enabling us to respond quickly to demand in an appropriate manner.”