AFI KLM E&M and Martinair closed a component and brake support agreement for 5 years, covering the Dutch carrier's seven MD-11F freighter aircraft.
Component availability. AFI KLM E&M recently expanded its repair capability on components for this aircraft type. With this agreement, which includes the positioning of spares at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Martinair can now boost the operational performance of its aircraft and rationalize its logistics chain.
Harold Alles, Martinair head of Supply and Contracts said: "Signing this contract with AFI KLM E&M opens up attractive prospects for synergies with an MRO that also operates MD-11s and which knows the aircraft inside-out. AFI KLM E&M's ability to offer us an integrated solution to the positioning of a stock of components at Amsterdam was also decisive when it comes to ensuring fleet availability."
Reducing costs. The proximity of the stock of components to Martinair's Amsterdam operational base will also allow the carrier to significantly reduce its costs relative to supplies of spare parts. Peter de Swert, KLM Engineering & Maintenance Executive Vice President, said: "This contract is a genuine cause for satisfaction. By optimizing the use of our capabilities and the available stock, maintenance costs will be substantially reduced."
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, Martinair is a Dutch airline that operates leisure and cargo flights, serving over 50 destinations worldwide from its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.