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Transavia France and AFI KLM E&M sign new A320neo component support contract

Transavia France to begin flying the A320neo with support from AFI KLM E&M

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and French low-cost airline Transavia France have signed a new custom-designed A320neo component support contract.

The airline will soon receive its first A320neo aircraft as part of a vast fleet renewal programme, with AFI KLM E&M being selected to provide repair services, pool access and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK).

AFI KLM E&M states that these services will cover an extended range of components, going beyond Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) to include other critical items such as wheels and tires, oxygen systems and batteries.

The support provided will cover Transavia France’s entire A320neo fleet.

In addition, the French airline will benefit from simplified order processing and streamlined maintenance management with the establishment of an interconnection between its operating systems and the AFI KLM E&M information system, via the Aeroxchange platform.

AFI KLM E&M has for several years also provided component support for Transavia France Boeing 737 aircraft.

Oliver Mazzucchelli, chief executive at Transavia France, said: “AFI KLM E&M is a benchmark partner for our airline in the field of aviation maintenance.

“Our relationship is based on a sense of mutual trust and understanding that helps facilitate our interactions, and this was once again the case when it came to expressing our maintenance needs for our A320neo fleet.

“AFI KLM E&M was able to take our expectations fully into account, designing a custom-built service package that’s oriented towards our performance, availability, and reliability goals.

“The proximity between our facilities and the AFI KLM E&M component workshops in Paris provides a further degree of reassurance and responsiveness and is a considerable bonus for our airline.”

Anne Brachet, executive vice president of AFI KLM E&M, said: “We’re delighted that Transavia France is once again entrusting our maintenance services for its A320neo operations.

“We already provide support for over 400 A320neo-type aircraft for our customer airlines, and consequently have developed substantial expertise, dedicated processes, and human and technical resources for this product.

“These various assets will now be put to work for Transavia France, with a view to providing high-performance, proximity-based support that’s precisely customized to suit their operational needs.”

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