Equair signs 737 support deal with AFI KLM E&M; Austrian Airlines, Spairliners extend E-Jet contract


The new Ecuadorian airline Equair has selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support for its two Boeing 737 NGs. The multi-year contract includes maintenance, repairs, access to AFI KLM E&M’s spare parts pool, as well as the provision of an advanced stock (Main Base Kit) at the customer’s base at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito, UIO).

The services are provided under the 737 Component Services Program (CSP) jointly operated by Boeing and AFI KLM E&M. Through the CSP, Equair benefits from the dual expertise of a leading aircraft manufacturer and an MRO-Airline with intimate knowledge of the needs and operational challenges of airlines.

Equair can also count on the scale of AFI KLM E&M’s worldwide network, as well as the long experience of its Amsterdam and Miami workshops on 737 components: their in-house repair capabilities cover the largest part of the component removals on the 737 fleet. Last but not least, the logistical support to Equair will be all the more efficient and responsive as KLM operates daily direct and indirect flights between Amsterdam, Miami and Quito.

Gabriela Sommerfeld, CEO from Equair commented: “It is important for us to start our operations with the highest level of quality. This is why we have chosen a leading MRO solution, which guarantees the availability of parts and thus the availability of our fleet for the benefit of our customers”.

Executive Vice President for KLM Engineering & Maintenance Ton Dortmans added: “The creation of a new company is always good news, and we are very happy to welcome Equair among the global air transport family! We are also very honored by the trust they have placed in us to support their components. We are committed to provide the best service to contribute to the success of their operations and the growth of their fleet. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership between our companies, which may one day go beyond the MRO field”.

Austrian Airlines and Spairliners extend E-Jet component support


Austrian Airlines and Spairliners have signed a long-term flight hour agreement to extend their business relationship for the component support of Austrian Airline’s E-Jet fleet. Austria’s leading airline currently operates 17 Embraer E195 aircraft. The contract includes access to Spairliners’ comprehensive component pool, repair services via their extensive maintenance network across the globe, logistics, as well as a dedicated on-site stock at Austrian Airline’s home base at Vienna Airport.

‘We are very pleased to be selected by Austrian Airlines as their preferred partner for component support of their E-Jet fleet. At Spairliners, we provide our customers with reliable, future-oriented solutions that are fully customised to their requirements at very competitive terms. The renewal of our contract proves that our commitment to provide the best possible support to Austrian Airlines during the pandemic, with scalable solutions to suit their needs, further strengthened our long-standing, successful relationship,” said  Taco Stouten, head of Sales and Marketing at Spairliners.

“Spairliners has proven to be a very reliable and competent partner to us, and we therefore continue to put our trust in them to provide full component support for our E-Jet fleet. We appreciate the flexible solutions and high level of collaboration they offered during the pandemic and look forward to working together with Spairliners in the future,” said  Wolfgang Dielacher, head of Strategic Procurement Technics at Austrian Airlines.

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