20 November, 2017: Air Arabia has signed with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) a long-term, full engine support contract for its growing Airbus A320 fleet. The agreement was signed by Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia and Anne Brachet, Executive vice president, Air France KLM Engineering and Maintenance .
The contract covers engine maintenance of Air Arabia’s existing and expanding fleet of 50 Airbus A320 aircraft.
The new contract covers the full array of Air Arabia’s fleet requirements, from shop visits to worldwide on-wing support. Real-time engine monitoring will also be on offer through the Prognos for Engine predictive maintenance solution.
Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia, said, “Our decision to opt for AFI KLM E&M to fulfil this large-scale and long-term contract demonstrates our confidence in their ability to deliver the highest level of service quality we expect. Working with the right partners will help us grow our fleet and the routes we serve at a faster pace.”
Fabrice Defrance, senior vice president Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added, “We are pleased to have Air Arabia select us as a partner of choice for their growing A320 fleet. It is a powerful signal of our ambition to expand in the Middle East and Africa across the full array of our MRO services, and in particular our engine support services.”
This agreement strengthens the Air Arabia’s existing partnership as AFI KLM E&M provides airframe support to Air Arabia through its specialised Moroccan joint venture, Aerotechnic Industries (ATI).