Nordic carrier inks component maintenance and pooling contract for ATR 42 and ATR 72 fleet.
Paris, Amstelveen, 10 October 2012 - Flybe Finland now has access to AFI KLM E&M's MRO expertise and know-how for its regional aircraft, after the MRO provider signed a long-term maintenance and pooling contract with Flybe-Finnair joint venture Flybe Finland. The agreement covers an extensive array of components, including the propellers of the turboprop aircraft. Three ATR 42s and eleven ATR 72s are concerned ? a number which may nevertheless change in line with client requirements and its ambition to grow in the Nordic market.
The contract includes access to a spares pool located at AFI KLM E&M's Roissy-CDG Logistics Centre, and the lease of a Main Base Kit, to be positioned at Flybe Finland's Vantaa-Helsinki airport main base.
Andy Johnson, Engineering Director Flybe Europe, said "Our airline has chosen AFI KLM E&M because the group offered the best response to our operational requirements and made us a very competitive offer. The reputation and proven know-how of AFI KLM E&M did the rest." According to Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M Senior VP Sales International,"This type of contract is important for us. The signing is good news as it means we have positioned ourselves even more strongly in this challenging regional aircraft market, which we will continue to support with our services."
About Flybe Finland
A Flybe-Finnair joint venture, Flybe Finland launched operations in October 2011, operating a fleet of 16 aircraft: eleven ATR 72s, three ATR 42s, and two Embraer 170s. Among others, it operates routes between Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden.