AFI KLM E&M and Transavia France continue their longstanding partnership with the signature of a new A320neo component support contract.

Paris, Amstelveen, 18th of December 2023 – In the coming weeks, Transavia France will receive its first A320neo aircraft as part of a vast fleet renewal program. The French low-cost airline has selected AFI KLM E&M, which for several years now also support its Boeing 737 Components, to provide flight readiness and operational launch support for this new-generation narrow-body aircraft, via the signature of a custom-designed Component Support program.

Broad scope

The service package put together by AFI KLM E&M for its longstanding customer includes repair services, pool access and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK). These services will cover an extended range of components, going beyond Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) to include other critical items such as wheels and tires, oxygen systems and batteries. The support provided will cover Transavia France’s entire A320neo fleet.

In addition, the French airline will benefit from simplified order processing and streamlined maintenance management, via the establishment of an interconnection between its operating systems and the AFI KLM E&M information system via the Aeroxchange platform.

An established partnership

Throughout the years and their various collaborations, AFI KLM E&M and Transavia France have developed a special working relationship. This highly productive partnership is now being extended to the A320neo, a product for which AFI KLM E&M has developed in-depth knowledge and expertise: by capitalizing on its A320 experience as an Airline-MRO and by providing A320neo support services for several operators around the world, including major airlines such as IndiGo, AFI KLM E&M has developed a range of services built upon a solid foundation of technical and operational proficiency.

Oliver Mazzucchelli, CEO at Transavia France, stated: “AFI KLM E&M is a benchmark partner for our airline in the field of aviation maintenance. Our relationship is based on a sense of mutual trust and understanding that helps facilitate our interactions, and this was once again the case when it came to expressing our maintenance needs for our A320neo fleet. AFI KLM E&M was able to take our expectations fully into account, designing a custom-built service package that’s oriented towards our performance, availability, and reliability goals.

The proximity between our facilities and the AFI KLM E&M component workshops in Paris provides a further degree of reassurance and responsiveness and is a considerable bonus for our airline.” 

Anne Brachet, EVP Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added: “We’re delighted that Transavia France is once again entrusting our maintenance services for its A320neo operations. We already provide support for over 400 A320neo-type aircraft for our customer airlines, and consequently have developed substantial expertise, dedicated processes, and human and technical resources for this product. These various assets will now be put to work for Transavia France, with a view to providing high-performance, proximity-based support that’s precisely customized to suit their operational needs.”