MRO to provide engineering and execution of modifications for TUI Travel PLC subsidiary.
Paris, Amstelveen, 8 October 2012 - AFI KLM E&M is to carry out cabin modification work on three Corsairfly 747s. The contract includes engineering development, EASA major certification and kit procurement, prior to any actual modification work. These engineering studies began in September 2011 in Paris and were completed summer 2012. September 23 this year, the first aircraft was send to AFI KLM E&M's Amsterdam facility for modification implementation. The modifications included the installation of new seating, a new generation video system and new galleys. AFI KLM E&M was also responsible for cabin modifications on two Corsairfly A330s. Both cabins were modified and delivered a few months ago in Orly and are now flying with whole satisfaction of Corsair and its customers.
These contracts are good news for AFI KLM E&M, as Ton Dortmans, KLM E&M Executive VP, confirms: "Corsairfly is one of our oldest clients. We know them very well and our relations are excellent. Among other work, we carried out two C-Checks for them last year: they trust us to do our job well. These contracts are important for us, and our staff is mobilized to provide an impeccable service in the allotted timeframe." Géry Mortreux, Corsairfly Chief Operating Officer said: "These contracts are the outcome of excellent cooperation with AFI KLM E&M, whose reactivity, adaptability and service quality are highly appreciated."
French scheduled carrier and specialist for long-haul intercontinental flights, Corsair is a subsidiary of TUI France, a market leader in travel. With 1460 employees, it operates a fleet of 5 Boeing 747-400 and 2 Airbus A330-200. Corsair offers scheduled services to the Caribbean -Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Punta Cana - the Indian Ocean -La Réunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, Madagascar- Africa - Senegal - North America -Canada and Florida.