January 5, 2016 – French MRO provider, Sabena Technics, has received its first Boeing 777 for airframe modifications since obtaining its rating approval a year ago. According to the agreement with Air France, the aircraft’s operator, Sabena Technics will perform cabin and systems modifications on two B777s in its dedicated maintenance facilities in Bordeaux. Modifications will include the integration of the airline’s upgraded BEST cabins as well as the installation of a brand new In-Flight Entertainment system.
“In order to speed up the cabin upgrade of the Air France 777 fleet, we were looking for a reliable partner to complement AFI KLM E&M capacities in Paris and Amsterdam. We are fully confident in Sabena Technics’ ability to successfully implement the BEST modification, which was designed by our modification department”, stated Anne Brachet, EVP at Air France Industries.