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05/10/2016 - TAAG Angola Airlines Signs with Aerotechnic Industries

The AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Maroc joint venture ATI is proving that it can meet African airlines' needs in very short timeframes.

Paris, Amstelveen, Casablanca, 5 October 2016 - The Angolan national airline commissioned Aerotechnic Industries (ATI), AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Marocs' 50/50 joint venture, to perform a C Check on one of its Boeing 737 Next Generation. The maintenance Check took place at the ATI site, Mohammed V airport, Casablanca. ATI made a slot available with a very short notice and performed the required maintenance check in the agreed time frame, with the highest standard of quality and with the full satisfaction of TAAG.

ATI: meeting African customers' needs
A recent successful 777 repair performed by AFI KLM E&M incited TAAG Angola Airlines to collaborate with Aerotechnic Industries.
For Robert BRYANT, Deputy COO Maintenance and Engineering of TAAG Angola Airlines: "ATI demonstrated remarkable flexibility when dealing with our aircraft. We are extremely pleased with the service provided and the onsite logistics used to meet our need as quickly as possible; not to mention the reasonable price."
Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial added: "ATI's strengths lie in its prices and exceptional location, making it a preferred partner for medium-haul fleets operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We are very pleased that TAAG Angola Airlines had chosen Aerotechnic Industries (ATI) for this C Check which has opened the door to a new partnership."

About TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG Angola Airlines, Angola's national airline, was originally established in 1938 as DTA - Divisão dos Transportes Aéreos de Angola. The company improves liaisons between Angola and the rest of the world with flights to Lisbon and Porto in Europe, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on South America, Beijing, China and Havana, Cuba, in addition to numerous destinations in Africa, including Johannesburg, Capetown, Cape Verde and Windhoek in Namibia. TAAG respects the highest international safety standards and is holder of IATA's IOSA certification. The company was granted permission to fly in European air space again in 2016 and has a modern fleet of thirteen Boeing 777 and 737NG. TAAG's solid and sustainable economic plan makes it a leader in modernising air transportation and related services in Angola; the company is promoting its country's positive image across the globe.

About Aerotechnic Industries (ATI)
Aerotechnic Industries is located at the heart of Europe, Africa and the Middle East and has cutting-edge medium-haul maintenance infrastructures. ATI is the fruit of a successful, flawless partnership of over 30 years between AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Maroc (RAM), who have a 50/50 joint venture.
AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Maroc have decided to merge their vast, medium-haul fleet experience both as MRO and operators. ATI is located at the core of RAM's operations in Mohamed V airport, Casablanca, and provides its customers with A320 and 737NG overhaul services: from check C to check D on two bays with 150 highly qualified mechanics.

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