Paris, Amstelveen, Midwest Airlines and Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have signed a long term engine support contract for the CFM56-7 engines equipping the Egyptian airline's two 737-800 aircraft. The agreement covers shop visits and the supply of spare engines.

Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M Vice President Sales International said: "enables AFI KLM E&M to gain a bigger foothold in this region, and to achieve greater coverage of Egypt, with its scheduled and/or charter airlines. As an MRO service provider backed by an airline operating large numbers of 737NG aircraft, AFI KLM E&M has a vast amount of experience on this product and can offer high value-added services to its Egyptian client."

Nathan Smith, Midwest Airlines Head of Maintenance & Engineering added: "greatly appreciated working with such a well-known and valued MRO group, especially for this type of engine. I am convinced that AFI KLM E&M, thanks to its services, will contribute significantly to the increased safety and operational availability of our aircraft."

Source: Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance