I just read that Aveos signed a 12y MRO contract with Air France. What about Air France Industries? Why don't they do that MRO inhouse?
I've also heard that Air France might sell 20% of the AFI shares or even hive it off completely, maybe there is a connection between those two facts?
Each piece of information would be appreciated!
Aveos signs twelve-year Engine and Airframe Maintenance Agreements with Air France
Continues delivering on its long-term growth strategy
MONTREAL, July 26 /PRNewswire/ - Aveos Fleet Performance is pleased to announce that it has signed twelve (12) year Engine and Airframe Maintenance Agreements with Air France. This strengthens Aveos' role as a leading MRO with globally recognized engine and airframe overhaul capabilities.
Beginning July 2010, the agreements include the maintenance, repair, overhaul and related services for CFM56 engines, as well as Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft.
With over 700 CFM engines serviced at the Aveos Engines Solutions center and over 20 years of experience and expertise, we have developed an excellent reputation in the global marketplace, explains Jim Andrews, Vice President and General Manager of Aveos' Engine Solutions business. Our Engine Solutions business continues to be committed to expanding in the global marketplace. We have a strong and established track record for the CFM56 family of engines and are looking forward to building a strong relationship with Air France over the coming years, providing them the level of quality and excellence for which we are renowned, confirms Jim Andrews.
Paul Heide, Vice President, Airframe Solutions affirmed we are proud of the recognition that the airframe maintenance contract brings to our organization and are excited about the opportunity to work with Air France for many years to come. Aveos' experience on these product groups continues to open the door to long-term partnerships for airframe, engine and component maintenance.
Aveos is a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider of airframe, engine, component and maintenance solutions. From maintenance facilities across Canada and in El Salvador, we provide integrated service solutions to over 100 customers, while focusing on building a robust network of strategic alliances. Approximately 4,150 employees remain committed to a tradition of providing world-class quality and expertise to customers across the Americas. To learn more, visit aveos.com.
SOURCE AVEOS FLEET PERFORMANCE INC.
[Edited 2010-08-04 01:48:04]