Paris, Amstelveen, November 15, 2007 – Nouvelair signs an CFM56-5A/5B engine support contract with Air France Industries (AFI) for its fleet of A320/A321 aircraft. This contract gives access to CFM56-5A AFI engine pool and CFM56-5A/5B components pool. Within the frame of this multi-years agreement, AFI is expecting to perform up to twenty five shop visits.
Mr Chokri Zarrad, Nouvelair Executive Vice President said: “Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance confirms its awareness and its quality of service. We needed a real partner to hear us, understand our needs and provide us a real support. AFI answered with a tailored solution, a relationship and proximity that we really appreciate.”
Mr. Bruno Delile, Air France Industries Senior Vice President, Industrial and Business Development, added: “This contract strengthens Air France Industries KLM E&M MRO’s position in the Middle East & North African region and it is a great honour for us to have been selected by a successful Airline like Nouvelair. Our experience and expertise on CFM56 support has convinced Nouvelair and we are very satisfied and proud to support them.”
Nouvelair, Tunisia’s Private company with more than 1.5 million passengers a year, serves more than 120 airports (100 destinations a year) over 33 countries in Europe, the Maghreb, the Middle East and Africa.
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.