Corendon Dutch Airlines has signed a long-term agreement with AFI KLM E&M covering component support for its fleet of Boeing 737NG and upcoming 737MAX.
AFI KLM E&M and Corendon Dutch Airlines have renewed and extended the component support agreement that has been in place between the companies for several years. The contract provides for adaptive services, including maintenance and repair as well as the provision of spare parts. The contract extension now covers Corendon Dutch Airlines’ Boeing 737NG and upcoming 737MAX fleets.
Maintenance operations will be carried out by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing partner teams under their joint 737 Component Support Program (CSP).
An adaptive offer for a long-term cooperation
AFI KLM E&M counts Corendon Dutch Airlines among its long-standing customers. The Airline-MRO provides engine and component maintenance services to the Dutch airline under a cooperation agreement that began in 2014. AFI KLM E&M has adapted its offer to convince Corendon Dutch Airlines to continue this partnership, adding to its offer the rental of its hangars in Amsterdam-Schiphol.
“We are delighted to have concluded this component support contract with AFI KLM E&M. We believe that this contract will deliver great value to Corendon Dutch Airlines both in terms of the quality of the support provided and in the overall contract cost. We opted for a reliable concept with a trusted partner,” said Freek van der Pal, Managing Director of Corendon Dutch Airlines.
Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President of KLM E&M, declared: “This agreement is a renewed sign of Corendon’s trust in AFI KLM E&M services. We are delighted to pursue our partnership and to continue delivering very high-level support for Corendon Dutch Airlines.”
An alternative and complementary offer on the Boeing 737MAX market
With this new contract on the Boeing 737NG and 737MAX, AFI KLM E&M confirms its leading MRO position on the Boeing 737MAX product, which has been allowed to resume flights for several months. With extensive experience on new platforms industrialization, AFI KLM E&M managed to developed capabilities tailored to operator needs.
AFI KLM E&M has created a unique component maintenance program (CSP), available for the 737 all series (Next-Gen and MAX). Based on a large-scale pooling arrangement generating substantial economies of scale, the CSP program offers customers top-flight service quality and pricing. Large numbers of airlines all around the world have already opted for CSP 777 and 737, making AFI KLM E&M and Boeing the leading component support providers for the global 777 and 737 fleets.
Olaf Hoftijzer, AFI KLM E&M Vice President Sales Europe & Key Accounts, added: “Our expertise on the 737 derives from our privileged position as an MRO owned by airlines which themselves operate this aircraft. This means we can guarantee our clients stable, predictable performance and all-around knowledge of the operational issues likely to arise during revenue service.”