Paris, Amstelveen, 21 January 2013 - AlMasria Universal Airlines has called on the services of AFI KLM E&M to deal with an AOG (Aircraft on Ground) situation concerning CFM56-5B engines fitted to one of the aircraft operated by the Egyptian carrier.
Responsive, Adaptive, Available
In very short order, AFI KLM E&M came up with an adaptive maintenance solution tailored to the situation and expectations of AlMasria Universal Airlines, which included organizing the lease of two spare engines and a shop visit for the two faulty engines. Once again, AFI KLM E&M's Adaptiveness and its experienced personnel made all the difference by developing and implementing personalized services closely matching the client's requirements.
Hassan Aziz, President and CEO of AlMasria Universal Airlines, hailed "the availability and responsiveness of AFI KLM E&M's technical support team, who adapted to our requirements, especially with respect to lead-times and implementation."
Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice-President, Commercial, said he was delighted with the "opportunity to serve a new Egyptian client. We are honored by the trust shown by a reliable and dynamic young airline like AlMasria Universal Airlines. This is a fine opportunity for the AFI KLM E&M brand to shine even more and bolster its network of clients and partners throughout the region."
About AlMasria Universal Airlines
When it was set up in 2007, AlMasria Universal Airlines was Egypt's first privately-owned scheduled airline. With a growing fleet of A320-family aircraft (two aircraft in 2009, five in 2012), it operates scheduled flights on a network covering domestic, regional (Middle East) and international (Europe) destinations. In complying with the highest global quality standards, AlMasria Universal Airlines aims to become an air transport industry leader in Egypt.
About AFI KLM E&M
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 over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international and domestic airlines.
Midwest Airlines and AFI KLM E&M have signed a long term engine support contract for the CFM56-7 engines equipping the Egyptian airline's two 737NG aircraft.
In addition to engine maintenance, the agreement also includes the leasing of aircraft engines to ensure availability of National Airlines aircraft during shop visits.