Tunisair entrusts its CFM56s to AFI KLM E&M

Emilie Drab
11/04/2018 | 226 words
AFI KLM E&M has won the engine support contract for Tunisair's single-aisle aircraft fleet. The contract covers the CFM56-5As, -5Bs and -7Bs which power the sixteen A320s, four A319s and seven 737-600s operated by the airline.

Established on a Time and material base which covers both under wing and workshop operations, the contract was signed in December 2017 and AFI has already started a special mission to restore four CFM56-5A engines to serviceable condition.

A first engine has already been put back into service after intervention by an AFI KLM E&M technical team in Tunis. Two other engines are being repaired in the workshop in Paris and the last one is being shipped.

Tunisair has launched a tender process at the end of 2016 with the initial desire to share the maintenance work between two providers for each engine. In the end, the airline decided to entrust AFI KLM E&M with everything.

"We are very happy with the trust that Tunisair is placing in us. The fact that we are the only MRO to work on these three types of engine at the same time is fantastic recognition of our expertise and the competitiveness of our offers", says Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M's commercial director.
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