Fly Gangwon and AFI KLM E&M have announced the conclusion of a full engine support agreement for the CFM56-7b units powering the South Korean airline’s three Boeing 737-800 aircraft (as well as any others added to the fleet while the contract remains active). The MRO solutions to be provided cover a wide range of needs, from carrying out shop visits to the delivery of On-Wing/On-Site operations, as well as availability-oriented services such as the provision of temporary replacement engines.
This “Full Support” model ensures Fly Gangwon will benefit from an exhaustive service package, founded upon the Airline-MRO Group’s vast expertise and experience, in order to guarantee maximum availability for its aircraft engines. For both scheduled operations and AOG situations, Fly Gangwon will be able to rely upon AFI KLM E&M’s dedicated support and know-how, covering its engine support needs in order to sustain operational continuity.
Pierre Teboul, senior vice president for Commercial at AFI KLM E&M, stated: “AFI KLM E&M is delighted that Fly Gangwon, a young and dynamic airline, has chosen to place its trust in us. This agreement is a testament to our teams’ ability to provide comprehensive solutions adapted to the needs of aviation start-ups in every global region.”
Heung Ki Kim, managing director of the maintenance department of Fly Gangwon, added: “With its experience, technical know-how and dual profile as an Airline-MRO, AFI KLM E&M constitutes a benchmark partner in the field of aeronautical maintenance for our airline. We know that we can count on their solutions to be expert, reliable, and adapted to our technical and operational goals, providing efficient support for our ongoing development.”
Fly Gangwon is a South Korean low-cost airline founded in 2016, whose first flight took place in 2019. Flying out of the international hub of Yangyang airport in the province of Gangwon, the airline operates a number of domestic and regional routes to Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan. As of 2022, Fly Gangwon operates with a fleet of three Boeing 737-800s.