Further success for joint AFI KLM E&M and Boeing 737 Component Services Program.
Paris, Amstelveen, 23 February 2016 - Transavia has extended their long-term Boeing Next-Generation 737 Rotable Components Maintenance and Pooling Services agreement, dedicated to its Amsterdam-based fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. The agreement comes under the Component Services Program (CSP) jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing as the optimum response to the specific requirements of Next-Generation 737 aircraft fleets. The contract covers component maintenance and flexible availability solutions, including the management of components (part numbers) under a flight hour rate. All Transavia fleets are supported by AFI KLM E&M under the Boeing 737 CSP program.
Arnold Boot, Director Purchasing & Logistics of Transavia remarked, "The decision to extend the contract was fairly simple considering AFI KLM E&M's adaptability to Transavia's requirements and good partnership. AFI KLM E&M proved over the past years to be a very reliable partner enabling us to meet our operational targets by delivering an excellent performance. Its flexibility in combination with lowering our maintenance cost for the coming years was the basis for our decision. We are looking forward to continue our good partnership relation with AFI KLM E&M in order to optimize the operational performance of our growing Next-Generation 737 fleet."
Approaching 600 aircraft in the 737 CSP
In 2015, Boeing and AFI KLM E&M renewed their unique component maintenance program for 737 fleets. The partnership has also been extended to cover the 737 MAX, a latest-generation aircraft scheduled for entry into service in 2017.
In the words of Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial at AFI KLM E&M, "This program is one of the key strengths in our Component Support offering. Launched in 2005 with around 50 aircraft, it currently supports 500 and should reach 600 in 2017 due to the growth of existing contracts. AFI KLM E&M and Boeing have committed to this program long-term, with its proven benefits for client fleets."
To date, 20 airlines on every continent have opted for the 737 CSP, which helps them stay in control of their operations and provides fast-track access to the 737 components pool.
A member of the AIR FRANCE-KLM group, Transavia operates charter and scheduled flights to over 110 destinations, mainly in Europe and North Africa. Transavia has close to 50 years' experience and is Europe's most accessible low-cost airline, with its strong focus on a warm welcome, top flight services, and online presence. Transavia proposes an attractive base price for vacationers as well as for business travellers, with its ancillary options. It carries 10 million passengers a year using a fleet of recent, low environmental impact aircraft. In the Netherlands, Transavia operates out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam The Hague, Eindhoven and Groningen, and in France out of Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Strasbourg.