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08/02/2013 - Pegasus Airlines Signs With KLM UK Engineering

MRO to carry out C-Check on one of the Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737NGs.

Paris, Amstelveen, 8 February 2013 - Pegasus Airlines has entrusted KLM UK Engineering, a KLM subsidiary operating within the AFI KLM E&M network, with a Lease hand back including painting and a C-Check on one of its Boeing 737 New Generation aircraft. This is the second time that KLM UK Engineering has carried out heavy maintenance on a Boeing 737NG belonging to the Turkish carrier. "At the request of Pegasus Airlines, we carried out this type of heavy maintenance on another of its 737NGs in October 2012," said Paul Chün, Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering. "After this first trial run, the airline said it was very satisfied with our professionalism. We are therefore extremely happy to continue our cooperation."

Acknowledged quality and efficient TATs
"Pegasus Airlines is a large airline. This contract is important for us as it not only represents an important project, but also is again an opportunity to prove our expertise and ability to manage a short TAT by applying lean processes and for which we hope can lead to closer relations in the future," added Paul Chün. "We were highly satisfied with the work carried out by KLM UK Engineering last year. This new contract is based on the acknowledged service quality of this MRO and also their ability to maintain short TATs," said Aytekin Salter, Manager Base Maintenance at Pegasus Airlines.

About Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines is a private-sector Turkish airline, set up in 1990, owned by ESAS Holding, and headed by Ali Sabanci, President, and Sertaç Haybat, Chief Executive Officer. Its first scheduled domestic flights were launched in November 2005, providing Turkish customers with easy, comfortable, and affordable air travel. Pegasus Airlines, operates in Istanbul and using Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW/ Turkey) operates 42 B737NG's and 2 B737CL's in its fleet (including its affiliates), also has placed firm purchase orders with Boeing for a total of 40 new 737-800NG aircraft, of which 35 have been delivered. Pegasus Airlines provides scheduled domestic flights as well as scheduled and charter basis international flights over 63 destinations at World.

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