Paris, Amstelveen, 24 September 2013 - AFI KLM E&M is contracted to maintain A320 engines of airline Aigle Azur, which operates a fleet of 12 aircraft of this type. The outcome of a year's negotiations, the long-term agreement covers shop visits, overhauls and repairs for the CFM56-5B power plants.
Vast experience with the engine-type
With a total fleet of over 400 Airbus single Aisle aircraft, supported on behalf of its parent airlines and third party customers, AFI KLM E&M is a global specialist in maintaining this aircraft type, with proven expertise and a lengthy track record. This is largely why, in May 2012, Aigle Azur had already renewed its trust in AFI KLM E&M in a deal covering component support for its fleet of A320s. Cédric Pastour of Aigle Azur said: "This latest engines contract reflects our trust in the know-how and adaptability of AFI KLM E&M, a company whose service quality we have always appreciated."
About Aigle Azur
Aigle Azur is now the second largest French scheduled airline. The company was set up by Sylvain Floirat in 1946 and is the oldest private French airline, with a huge historic heritage.
It was taken over by the GoFast Group in 2001 and now provides services to many destinations, including Algeria, Portugal, Russia, Mali, and Tunisia, flying from nine French airports. The financial year to 31st March 2012 saw turnover of 330 million euros, and Aigle Azur carried 1.8 million passengers in 2012, aboard its twelve A320 family Airbuses, with 300 scheduled flights available every week.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are major 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.
Working with Air France Consulting, the MRO is helping return the company’s aircraft, damaged during the recent Libyan hostilities, to revenue service.
Agreement also covers modification work on fleet concerned.
AFI KLM E&M recently signed a component support contract covering UK carrier Monarch Airlines' fleet of A330s.