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Tunisair selects AFI KLM E&M for engine support

Posted 29 March 2018 · Add Comment

The only supplier selected for all three engine-types, AFI KLM E&M has already started repairs on four CFM56-5A powerplants ahead of the Tunisian carrier’s summer season schedule.

In late December 2017, AFI KLM E&M and Tunisair signed a new Time & Material engine support contract covering the CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines powering the Tunisair fleet’s sixteen Airbus A320s, four A319s and seven Boeing 737s. The Tunisian flag carrier had launched a call for tenders in late 2016 aimed at selecting two MRO suppliers for each engine type. Following the consultation, AFI KLM E&M was the sole candidate to be selected to handle all three engine-types simultaneously.

A new chapter in the long history of trust-based relations between Tunisair and Air France, and in broader close cooperation between France and Tunisia, opens with this latest contract.

Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M Fabrice Defrance said: “We are very happy with Tunisair’s renewed trust. Being the sole MRO to work simultaneously on all three engine-types is striking recognition of our expertise and the competitive nature of our offerings. As we have demonstrated by the speed with which we are moving to overhaul the first four engines, we will strive to meet all Tunisair’s needs and contribute to the development of its operations as its summer schedule gets into full swing, and also, I hope, in the much longer term.”

 
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