Libyan Airlines Signs With AFI KLM E&M
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Paris, Amstelveen, Working with Air France Consulting, the MRO is
helping return Libyan Airlines
aircraft, damaged during the recent Libyan
hostilities, to revenue service. In a first for the two groups, Libyan
Airlines and AFI KLM E&M have signed a long-term contract covering
component support (pool access and repairs) and maintenance checks for
the Libyan carrier’s A320 and ATR 42-500 fleets.
Paris, Amstelveen, in a first for the two groups, Libyan Airlines and AFI KLM E&M have signed a long-term contract covering component support (pool access and repairs) and maintenance checks for the Libyan carrier’s A320 and ATR 42-500 fleets.
AFI KLM E&M’s expertise on the A320 product and its many years’ operational presence in the region convinced Libyan Airlines to sign this contract covering component support and maintenance checks for its seven A320-200s (three on order) and two ATR 42-500s. Following the recent fighting in Libya, AFI KLM E&M and Air France Consulting have provided expertise and assistance to return damaged Libyan Airlines aircraft to service.
Flight Captain Khaled Taynaz, CEO of Libyan Airlines, emphasized “AFI KLM E&M’s presence in Libya for several years, which encouraged us to sign this contract, after a period of negotiations, to support our Airbus and ATR aircraft.”
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: “We are extremely satisfied with the signing of this contract which highlights our leadership position on the A320 product, at the same time as it allows us to expand our ATR client base.”
The arrival of two aircraft in Toulouse is an important step towards the operational implementation of this contract, which received the decisive support of the French Government.
Source: AFI KLM E&M