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26/02/2018 - AFI KLM E&M Chosen By Air Corsica To Provide Engine Support For A320 Fleet

Corsican carrier again entrusts support for CFM56-5B powerplants equipping its fleet of A320s to AFI KLM E&M expertise.

Paris, Amstelveen, 26 February 2018 - AFI KLM E&M and Air Corsica have concluded a support contract covering the CFM56-5B engines and nacelles equipping the Corsican carrier's A320 fleet. The contract covers on-wing/on-site support, shop visit scheduling and execution as well as access to spare engines.

Trust core to long-term cooperation
This latest agreement follows on from many others signed by the two companies in recent years, The Corsican carrier is both familiar and satisfied with the quality and reliability of AFI KLM E&M solutions. For its part, AFI KLM E&M has built up unrivalled expertise on the entire CFM56-5 family as the leading shop for maintaining this engine type on behalf of its AIR FRANCE parent, the launch airline for the A320. Its expertise covers both the technical and operational aspects of CFM56-5 maintenance, enabling AFI KLM E&M to meet the specific requirements of aircraft operators, especially as regards engine availability, offering ad hoc solutions such as the provision of spare engines.

That aspect was highlighted by Luc Guiomar, Air Corsica's VP Maintenance & Engineering: "AFI KLM E&M's know-how and experience on availability-related services are among the most extensive on the market, especially when it comes to on-wing/on-site work. For us, these are reassuring guarantees in terms of our operational continuity. And AFI KLM E&M has been a key maintenance operator for us for many years."

Fabrice Defrance, Senior VP Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "We are honored and delighted that Air Corsica continues to put its trust in AFI KLM E&M's MRO services. In seeking to offer the most efficient, responsive service based on tailor-made solutions at competitive rates, we are able to provide Air Corsica with very high level support, to match their requirements as closely as possible, in line with our promises of quality and Adaptiveness."

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 1.7 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 along with mainland destinations in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. www.aircorsica.com

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