Two of the fleet's A320s are due to undergo heavy maintenance by personnel at Aerotechnic Industries (ATI), the AFI KLM E&M global MRO network bridgehead in Morocco.
Paris, Amstelveen, 18 October 2018 - AFI KLM E&M has won the call for tenders launched by Air Corsica for C-Checks on two of its A320s. The aircraft will be overhauled in Casablanca by Aerotechnic Industries (ATI), a 50/50 joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Maroc. The two checks will take place in the first quarter of 2019 and will include implementation of a Service Bulletin (SB), and cabin maintenance and engineering services.
Serving Air Corsica for many years
The contract is further proof of the strong ties between Air Corsica and AFI KLM E&M. Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, Fabrice Defrance explained: "Overseen under a master contract, our current partnership takes in a vast array of services, from component support to engines, airframes and a range of one-off requests. We are constantly attentive to Air Corsica and are, therefore, very happy that the airline has once again placed its trust in AFI KLM E&M."
Luc Guiomar, Air Corsica Technical Director said: "AFI KLM E&M won us over with an economically attractive proposal, and was able to show it could satisfy our demand within the available timeframe. This is a perfect opportunity to bolster an already well-established relationship between our two companies."
About Air Corsica
Air Corsica is Corsica's principal airline and among largest company in the island. Founded 28 years ago, the regional airline rapidly took a leading position as the island's air transport specialist, carrying 1.8 million passengers a year. Air Corsica operates over 20,000 flights a year across 33 routes with a fleet of six Airbus A320s and six ATR72s serving four Corsican airports (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, and Figari) along with mainland destinations in France, Belgium and United Kingdom.
About Aerotechnic Industries (ATI)
Covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Aerotechnic Industries (ATI) boasts state-of-the-art medium-haul maintenance infrastructure. ATI is a 50/50 joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and is the outcome of 30 years' unwavering partnership.
The two airlines have now decided to pool their long experience with medium-haul fleets as airline-MROs. Housed at RAM's Moroccan facilities at Mohamed V International Airport, Casablanca, ATI offers clients its 2-bay A320 and 737NG overhaul capabilities, from C-Checks to D-Checks, carried out by 150 highly-qualified mechanics.