China Eastern has signed a new contract with AFI KLM E&M, covering its fleet of Airbus A350-900s, ultimately set to number 20 aircraft.
The bespoke A350 contract covers repairs, access to a regional spares pool, and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK). The agreement also includes complementary training services and engineering development assistance.
Based in Shanghai, China Eastern Air Holding Company (CEAH) is one of China’s three largest state- owned air transport groups. As CEAH’s principal company, China Eastern Airlines was the first Chinese airline to be listed on the New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges in 1997. It currently operates a fleet of about 600 aircraft averaging less than 5.5 years old, making it one of the youngest fleets of the world’s major airlines.