The partnership, which spans over a period of six years, will account for 65% of the base maintenance services for the airline, making Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) the largest maintenance partner of Volotea.
Barcelona/Paris, June 22nd, 2023 - Volotea, one of Europe's fastest-growing independent airlines, and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) providers announce they have signed a long-term maintenance agreement. The partnership, which has been in effect since October 2022 and spans six years, was formalized during the 2023 Paris Air Show.
Under the terms of this agreement, AFI KLM E&M will provide extensive base maintenance services, accounting for 65% of Volotea's base maintenance needs. This ensures a stable and reliable maintenance solution for the airline’s fleet, upholding the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and reliability.
Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea: “We are delighted to officially establish this long-term maintenance agreement with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. This partnership marks a crucial step in our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional maintenance services for our fleet. AFI KLM E&M's extensive experience, technical capabilities, and commitment to quality make them the ideal partner to support our operations.”
Anne Brachet, EVP Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance: "We are very pleased with the trust placed in us by Volotea. This new partnership illustrates the unique added value of an airline-MRO like AFI KLM E&M when it comes to designing competitive support solutions that meet the highest levels of service and operational requirements.”
Since October 2022, Volotea and AFI KLM E&M's partnership has already demonstrated excellent quality, punctuality, and cost-effectiveness with a series of successful base maintenance checks. This achievement serves as a testament to the collaborative efforts of both companies and sets a solid foundation for the future of their cooperation. Moreover, by leveraging AFI KLM E&M's reliable MRO services, Volotea can ensure efficient maintenance and operations for its expanding fleet, further supporting its growth strategy in the coming years.
With this long-term agreement, Volotea and AFI KLM E&M consolidate their dedication to operational excellence and safety, contributing to the overall growth and success of the aviation industry.