Paris, Amstelveen, 16 October 2007 – KLM Engineering and Maintenance (KLM E&M) has signed a five year Component Maintenance and Availability contract for the Boeing 737’s from Brazilian low-cost airline BRA Transportes Aéreos.
The contract covers the eight 737’s of the airline and is an addition to the existing Boeing 767 component agreement.
“The good experience we have with KLM E&M on the 767 component maintenance, the service they provide and the excellent quality they have shown in the past years is exactly why we have chosen KLM E&M for our 737 components also,” says Jair Evaristo, Technical Director BRA.
Peter Somers, Executive Vice President KLM E&M. says: “We are very pleased with the confidence BRA shows in KLM E&M. Signing this contract strengthens our relationship with BRA and the position of KLM E&M and AFI in South America.”
BRA is headquartered in São Paulo and operates domestic services to 33 cities in Brazil, and international flights to Spain, Portugal and Argentina. Their fleet consists of eight 737’s, two 767’s. It has also placed an order for twenty Embraer E195’s. The first aircraft will be added to the fleet in the first quarter of 2008.
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.