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15/04/2010 - Pegasus Airlines Chooses AFI KLM E&M to maintain B.737 CFM56-7B Engines


Paris, Amstelveen, 15 April 2010 - Pegasus Airlines signed last march an exclusive contract with AFI KLM E&M for the maintenance of CFM56-7B engines equipping their B.737 next generation aircraft. The agreement covers maintenance for nine engines until April 2011 on a Turn Key basis, including additional services.

Proven reliability and quality, with additional services 
The contract covers maintenance of a total of nine engines from B.737-next generation aircraft that go through a tied phase out program, ending April 2011. Proven quality, short and stable turnaround time, on site engine removal capabilities and ability to offer a spare engine during shop visits, made Pegasus choose for AFI KLM E&M.

Turn Key contract, experienced provider 
AFI KLM E&M operates one of the world's most experienced engine shops for maintaining CFM56-7 power plants, having performed close to 230 shop visits on this type. The creation of a new engine shop at Schiphol in 2004, substantially boosted engine maintenance capacity. AFI KLM E&M and its customers will be able to take the forecasted upcoming surge in CFM56-7 shop visits in their stride. The maintenance facilities at Paris and Amsterdam can deliver tailor-made, integrated solutions to match customer needs.

"This contract is based on our proven quality and efficient turnaround time combined with the ability to offer a tailor made phase out program at lowest overall cost" said Rob Pruim, AFI KLM E&M VP Sales International.



About Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines,Turkey's privately owned airline founded in 1990, is owned by ESAS Holding and is managed by Ali Sabanci as Chairman and Sertaç Haybat as General Manager. First domestic scheduled flights on 1 November 2005, Pegasus Airlines introduced the Turkish public to easy, comfortable and low-cost flying.
Pegasus has scheduled and charter flights to more than 100 different destinations in 17 countries. Today it has a fleet of 25 aircraft, including 15 state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800s, two Boeing 737-400s and three Boeing 737-500s.

About AFI KLM E&M 
Following the merger between Air France and KLM, Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance joined forces to become the world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support capabilities for airline operators ranging from engineering and aero structures work to the management, repair and supply of aircraft parts and components, backed by a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by over 150 major international airlines.

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