New A320 and additional components included in the contract between the MRO and Alpha Star Aviation Services.
Paris, Amstelveen, 10 December 2014 - Alpha Star Aviation Services and AFI KLM E&M signed an amendment to the component support contract covering Alpha Star expansion group's airbus fleet. The deal was closed during the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) 2014 trade show in Dubai.
Major client for AFI KLM E&M in the region
The two partners signed in 2013 an agreement covering support for repairs and access to a spares pool for Alpha Star Aviation Services' four A320 family aircraft and its A340. In 2014 an additional A320 was delivered and integrated into the fleet of the Saudi VIP key market carrier, which had decided to maintain its trust in AFI KLM E&M as regards component support for the new aircraft. The client has even decided to extend that trust by concurrently extending the scope of the support and increasing the number of components handled, since some 650 part numbers are now covered by the contract.
"AFI KLM E&M has been fortunate in having been able to provide support for Alpha Star Aviation Services since it was set up in 2010, and to nurture a strong relationship", said Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M. "Alpha Star Aviation Services is a recently-formed, fast-growing group and we are delighted to contribute to the development of one of our major clients in the region in the private and business aviation spheres."
Alpha Star Aviation Services CEO Salem A. Al Muzaini said: "Our VIP airline is extremely satisfied with the quality of the services proposed and delivered, especially as regards AOG. For us, developing our relationship with AFI KLM E&M guarantees that we will enjoy reliable, efficient support in our operations and in operating this latest aircraft."
About Alpha Star Aviation Services
Alpha Star Aviation Services, set up in 2010 and based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, specializes in aviation services, offering aircraft management services and private aviation consultation. Its fleet comprises aircraft in the A320 family (one A318, one A319, and three A320), an A340, and an ATR 42. More details at www.alphastarav.com