Paris, Amstelveen, November 16, 2007 – Air Mauritius has signed a multi-years’ contract with Air France Industries (AFI) for overhauling 31 CFM56-5C engines and maintaining the components of the two new A330-200 aircraft, the first being delivered at the end of this month and the second one at the end of 2009. The contract includes an access to AFI component pool with the creation of a main based kit (MBK) situated at SSR International Airport, Mauritius.
Mr. Manoj R K Ujoodha, Air Mauritius Chief Executive Officer, explained: “We have been entrusting the engines’ repair and component support of our A 340 fleet to Air France Industries since 1999 and have experienced a high quality of service. We have decided to take a long term view to our relationship with a view to better managing our maintenance costs and maintaining the high quality levels.“
Mr. Bruno Delile, Air France Industries Senior Vice President, Industrial and Business Development, said: “it is a great honour for Air France Industries KLM E&M to have been chosen by Air Mauritius. Air France Industries answered to Air Mauritius requirements with the most suitable support. The satisfaction of our customers is our priority and Air Mauritius confidence is a real testimony.”
Air Mauritius is the national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Created in 1967, it currently operates a fleet of five A340-300, two A340-300E, two A319-100 and two ATR72-500. Air Mauritius presently flies to twenty six destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of 15,000, offering comprehensive repair capability, integration expertise, component pool operational support and a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 900 aircraft and serve upwards of 150 major international airlines.