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Cebu Pacific expands contract with AFI KLM

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CEBU PACIFIC said on Wednesday, it is expanding its contract with aircraft maintenance provider Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to cover 39 more planes.

Its listed operator Cebu Air, Inc. said in a statement it wants its seven A321ceo (current engine option) and 32 A321neo (new engine option) to be part of the component support deal.

“Operations under significantly extended contract will partly take place in Singapore at Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a local joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics. The array of services provided under the long-term contract includes component repairs from Europe and Singapore, as well as access to local spares pool,” it said.

The budget carrier and AFI KLM E&M first signed its deal last year to only cover its Airbus A320 fleet.

Cebu Pacific is currently increasing the number of its aircraft, with orders of 32 A321neo, five A320neo, two A321ceo and six ATR 72-600 aircraft expected to arrive until 2021.

Its fleet currently consists of 67 aircraft: 36 Airbus A320s, five A321ceos, eight A330s, eight ATR 72-500s and 10 ATR 72-600s. — Denise A. Valdez









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