Regional carrier inks long-term contract with MRO partner.
Paris, Amstelveen, 9 March 2016 - AFI KLM E&M and Air Corsica have signed a long-term contract covering component support for the five A320s operated by the Corsican carrier. The agreement includes provision of a Main Base Kit, pool access, and flight-hour component repairs.
AFI KLM E&M and Air Corsica have already worked together on several occasions in the past, and most recently on support for an A320 leased from Air France. The two groups have built up their partnership relations over time, during which the Corsican carrier has been able to appreciate the excellence of the services delivered by AFI KLM E&M in terms of reliability, support, and fleet availability.
Hervé Pierret, a member of Air Corsica's Management Board, said: "AFI KLM E&M is one of our company's privileged partners especially as the MRO Group has in-depth knowledge of the aircraft and set out a proposal that was perfectly tailored to our requirements in terms of both performance and costs."
A "legacy" product for AFI KLM E&M
Over the 25 years and more that AFI KLM E&M has been providing overhaul and maintenance for the A320s operated by Air France, the aircraft's global launch airline, and for those operated by its clients, the Group has acquired in-depth expertise on this aircraft. AIR FRANCE KLM is the principal operator of the A320 in Europe, allowing it to market the most comprehensive, competitive offer possible.
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said: "To see Air Corsica extending its trust in AFI KLM E&M is a source of tremendous satisfaction for us. Our two companies have always got the best out of their cooperation, and we will once again work hard to demonstrate the high quality of our services to Air Corsica."
About Air Corsica
Over a quarter of a century after its incorporation, Air Corsica is today the Mediterranean island's premier air carrier. The regional airline rapidly took a leading position as the island's air transport specialist, carrying some 1.7 million passengers a year. Air Corsica operates over 24,000 flights a year with a fleet of Airbus A320s and ATR72s serving four Corsican airports at Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari, along with mainland destinations Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Toulouse, Marseille, Nice, Paris Orly and Liège.