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13/06/2019 - Air Senegal hands A330neo component support to AFI KLM E&M

The Senegal national airline has extended cooperation with AFI KLM E&M via a new, long-term contract.

Paris, Amstelveen, June 13, 2019 - AFI KLM E&M and Air Senegal recently signed an agreement covering component support for the Senegalese carrier's fleet of two A330neo aircraft. The terms of the contract include flight hour repairs, access to the spares pool, and local provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK).

Supporting operational growth
Air Senegal had already previously chosen AFI KLM E&M to support its ATR 72-600 fleet in July 2018, as well as, last fall, for the support of its A319 components including pool access, repairs and provision of a MBK. This new long-term contract marks a renewal of its confidence in AFI KLM E&M's components offer. . The recently formed (2016) African airline, which obtained its air operator certificate on 30 April 2018, is thus assured of high-level support to guarantee the performance of its long-haul operations.

Ibrahim Aly, Air Senegal Technical Manager, said: "With this contract, we are pleased to step up our relationship with AFI KLM E&M, whose expertise we were already been able to appreciate when we began operations last year, as well as its high quality of service."

Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "We are delighted with this new agreement, which shows real synergy between Air Senegal and AFI KLM E&M, and we will be doing our utmost to help this young airline grow its operations over the long term."

About Air Senegal
As Senegal's new national flag carrier, Air Senegal is central to the Plan for an Emerging Senegal (PES) and aims to build up to a full-blown regional airline hub centered on Blaise Diagne International Airport (BDIA). It aims to become the leader for West African air transport based at the BDIA regional hub and has set itself the goal of serving both domestic and international routes. Air Senegal will be a responsible airline operating to international standards, with a business model based on customer satisfaction and operational excellence, at the same time as it complies with the airline industry's safety and security standards.



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