Volotea, the airline connecting mid-sized European cities, will send its A320 aircraft to Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance for a comprehensive airframe service, mainly to be carried out during the winter seasons. This agreement, which will come into force in January 2023, fulfills a heavy maintenance activity solution with a time horizon of five and a half years.
Volotea awards Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to maintain its A320 fleet until 2028
Barcelona, Paris, Amstelveen, July 11, 2022
This first agreement will be in force for more than 5 years from January 2023. The contract includes two full nose to tail maintenance lines for winter maintenance season. The visits will be performed by Aerotechnics Industries, a specialized joint venture operating within AFI KLM E&M's global MRO network.
AFI KLM E&M is selected to perform 120 C-Checks after a comprehensive bidding process that demonstrated the relevance and high quality of its airframe maintenance services. Depending on operational conditions, C-checks, typically performed every 2 years, consist of the inspection, overhaul, maintenance and replacement of aircraft parts, also include preventive maintenance.
A320 product experience and the strength of an extensive MRO network
A total of 120 visits are expected during the winter seasons of the coming years. The services will be carried out according to world-class standards in the hangars of Aerotechnics Industries (ATI). ATI capitalizes on the unique expertise accumulated by its parent companies over more than thirty years in the operation and maintenance of the A320 family.
“This long-term agreement provides us with first-class maintenance services for our A320 fleet. Working with a leading and reputable MRO like AFI KLM E&M will provide us with the highest level of inspection services. Furthermore, this agreement represents an essential quality guarantee for Volotea, an airline whose top priority is safety.”
Volotea founder and CEO
“We are very pleased to welcome Volotea among our customers and proud of the additional recognition this brings to the quality of our aircraft maintenance services. With the proximity and flexibility provided by our global MRO network, our dual Airline-MRO expertise and our in-depth A320 product experience, we will ensure that Volotea's fleet is maintained at the highest possible level of operational excellence.”
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