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14/05/2013 - Petra Airlines Entrusts A320 Component Support to AFI KLM E&M

Additional mark of trust from Jordanian airline.

Paris, Amstelveen, 14 May 2013 - Jordanian carrier Petra Airlines has signed a contract with AFI KLM E&M covering component support for its two A320s and which should include a third aircraft by the end of this year. The agreement includes flat-rate repair services and flight-hour pool access.


Trust and flexibility
AFI KLM E&M and Petra Airlines began working together on engine maintenance checks in 2011. Satisfied in particular by AFI KLM E&M's adaptiveness, Petra Airlines has now extended its trust to component support. The young airline, which has recently launched scheduled services, was seeking a strong MRO service provider able to develop solutions suited to its needs. This is exactly what AFI KLM E&M has done by taking Petra Airlines' specific requirements into account, with tailored invoicing methods.


Further cooperation 
Won over by AFI KLM E&M's adaptability, and by the reputation and the quality of service offered by the MRO group, Petra Airlines also rely on AFI KLM E&M for the dismantling of one of its CFM56-5A engines leading AFI KLM E&M to provide a long-term leasing agreement for a spare engine.

Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior VP Commercial, said: "We are delighted and honored to win the trust of a young and dynamic airline. In a difficult business climate, we hope to support it effectively and put our relationship on a long-term footing."
Riad Khashman, Petra Airlines CEO, acknowledged "AFI KLM E&M's ability to offer us a wide variety of solutions. We explained what our technical and strategic needs were and AFI KLM E&M developed tailored solutions for us. I am certain that their services will guarantee us even higher performance and greater success."


About Petra Airlines
Petra Airlines is a privately-owned Jordanian airline, set up by the RUM group and which began operations in 2010. Named after the ancient Jordanian city which is the country's most popular tourist destination, it specializes in the tourism sector. Petra Airlines initially offered charter flights, then in December 2012, it received the required approvals to develop and market scheduled low-cost services. As a result, in February 2013, Petra Airlines became Jordan's first low-cost airline. It currently operates flights to regional destinations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, and Armenia, as well as flights to Italy.  www.petraairlines.com


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