November 1, 2017: AFI KLM E&M has signed a component support contract with IndiGo covering 30 ATR 72-600 aircraft, delivery of which is to begin in the near future. The services to be delivered by AFI KLM E&M include repairs, dedicated pool access, provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK), and logistics support.
With this latest agreement, AFI KLM E&M and IndiGo are extending the working relationship that began back at IndiGo's inception in 2006, with AFI KLM E&M providing component support for IndiGo's A320ceo and A320neo fleets.
S C Gupta VP Engineering IndiGo, said, "The fact that our two firms have developed strong mutual knowledge and shared aims during our earlier cooperation was a major factor in our decision to renew our trust in AFI KLM E&M as we integrate a new aircraft type into our fleet. Their maintenance services have always provided the strongest guarantees of quality and reliability, and have become a major contributor to our operational performance and to the service we offer our customers. As a result, we are certain that we will benefit from the same exacting standards and excellence for our ATR 72-600s."
AFI KLM E&M has built up broad experience and know-how on ATR family aircraft as an MRO owned by an operator of these aircraft types. The Group is able to design and deliver the maintenance programs best-suited to the real needs and operating conditions of each airline.
Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said, "We are delighted and proud to be furthering our partnership with one of India's most important airlines. The extension of our trust-based partnership with IndiGo is an additional mark of the relevance and quality of the MRO solutions designed by AFI KLM E&M, and our Group is already geared up to support the integration of the ATR 72-600s in IndiGo's fleet with optimal component support in place, thanks, in particular, to our new Singapore facility."