The Italian aviation startup has selected AFI KLM E&M’s component support services for its fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft.
Paris, Amstelveen, Rome, 17 October 2022 – Aeroitalia has enlisted AFI KLM E&M’s expertise on the 737 product to support the launch of its commercial aviation operations. The two companies have entered into an agreement providing component support for the young airline’s fleet of four Boeing 737-800s; as a result, AFI KLM E&M will implement a range of services including components repair, access to a spare parts pool, logistical support and the provision of local component stocks.
Combining MRO and airline experience to boost efficiency
AFI KLM E&M will assist Aeroitalia based on its longstanding experience in the 737/737NG, which has been cultivated and enhanced over the course of servicing both its parent fleets and many other airline customers over the past several years. With its expert solutions, combining the operator perspective with the skill set of an MRO services supplier, AFI KLM E&M delivers high-quality, high-performance component support adapted to the operational challenges of each individual operator, from the “big players” to aviation start-ups such as Aeroitalia. The new Italian airline will also benefit from robust logistical chains, sustained notably by our multiple daily connections between Amsterdam, Rome and Milano Linate, in order to guarantee steady, on-time supply when need arises.
Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance, commented: “Our dedicated maintenance solutions for the 737 and 737NG are based on a long history of cooperation with a large number of airlines, and are designed to support the needs of each operator in an adaptive way, regardless of their profile or fleet size. We’re delighted to be sharing our expertise with Aeroitalia, and to stand by their side as they write the first chapters in their history.”
Gaetano Intrieri, CEO of Aeroitalia, added: “for a young airline, being able to rely on the experience of a major and historic player in aviation maintenance such as AFI KLM E&M is a token of confidence and peace of mind. In addition to the reliability of performance levels their service package provides, the attention paid to our needs and limitations was just as important in order to ensure that we would benefit from a mixture of solutions that was optimally adapted to our operational needs.”