AFI KLM E&M and Transavia extend 737NG component services contract

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 24, 2016 19:07

AFI KLM E&M and Transavia extend 737NG component services contract

Transavia has extended its long-term Boeing Next-Generation 737 Rotable Components Maintenance and Pooling Services agreement, dedicated to its Amsterdam-based fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. The agreement comes under the Component Services Program (CSP) jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing. The contract covers component maintenance and flexible availability solutions, including the management of components (part numbers) under a flight hour rate. All Transavia fleets are supported by AFI KLM E&M under the Boeing 737 CSP program.

Arnold Boot, Director Purchasing & Logistics of Transavia, said: “The decision to extend the contract was fairly simple considering AFI KLM E&M’s adaptability to Transavia’s requirements and good partnership. AFI KLM E&M proved over the past years to be a very reliable partner enabling us to meet our operational targets by delivering an excellent performance. Its flexibility in combination with lowering our maintenance cost for the coming years was the basis for our decision. We are looking forward to continue our good partnership relation with AFI KLM E&M in order to optimize the operational performance of our growing Next-Generation 737 fleet.”

In 2015, Boeing and AFI KLM E&M renewed their unique component maintenance program for 737 fleets. The partnership has also been extended to cover the 737 MAX, a latest-generation aircraft scheduled for entry into service in 2017.

Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial at AFI KLM E&M, says: “This program is one of the key strengths in our Component Support offering. Launched in 2005 with around 50 aircraft, it currently supports 500 and should reach 600 in 2017 due to the growth of existing contracts. AFI KLM E&M and Boeing have committed to this program long-term, with its proven benefits for client fleets.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 24, 2016 19:07