Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has had a component support contract with Corendon Dutch Airlines renewed and extended by the carrier.

    The agreement has been in place since 2014 and provides for adaptive services, including maintenance and repair as well as the provision of spare parts.

    The contract extension now covers Corendon Dutch Airlines’ Boeing 737NG and upcoming 737MAX fleets.

    Maintenance operations will be carried out by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing partner teams under their joint 737 component support programme.

    “We believe that this contract will deliver great value to Corendon Dutch Airlines both in terms of the quality of the support provided and in the overall contract cost,” said Corendon Dutch Airlines’ managing director Freek van der Pal. “We opted for a reliable concept with a trusted partner.”

    KLM E&M executive vice president Ton Dortmans commented: “This agreement is a renewed sign of Corendon’s trust in AFI KLM E&M services. We are delighted to pursue our partnership and to continue delivering very high level support for Corendon Dutch Airlines.”

    AFI KLM E&M

    AFI KLM E&M noted that the component maintenance programme it had created for all 737 aircraft was based on a large-scale pooling arrangement which aims to generate “substantial” economies of scale, while enhancing service quality and pricing.

    “Our expertise on the 737 derives from our privileged position as an MRO owned by airlines which themselves operate this aircraft,” said AFI KLM E&M vice president sales Europe & key accounts Olaf Hoftijzer. “This means we can guarantee our clients stable, predictable performance and all-round knowledge of the operational issues likely to arise during revenue service.”