AFI KLM E&M and Air Mauritius have announced the extension of their partnership in the field of component support for the Mauritian operator’s two A330neo and four A350 aircraft. The services supplied by the AFI KLM E&M will cover repairs, access to the spare parts pool and provision of a Main Base Kit, ensuring optimum component availability and, by extension, sustaining operational continuity at Air Mauritius.
Over long years of cooperation, the two groups have built up a tight-knit partnership based on mutual trust: a relationship whose value has been fully demonstrated in recent months, with Air Mauritius facing a disruptive period due to the health crisis. During this period, AFI KLM E&M has continued to stand by the Mauritian airline, and is now supporting the recovery of its operations.
Ravin Ramroop, Head of Technical Services at Air Mauritius, said: ‘’We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with AFI KLM E&M, known for its reliability and also for its service quality and responsiveness to fulfilling our need for specific component services and support to ensure operational continuity.”
Pierre Teboul, senior vice president for Commercial at AFI KLM E&M, added: “We’re proud and delighted to help get our longstanding partner back in the air. The difficulties the airline ran into during the health crisis provided an opportunity to emphasise and consolidate the bonds of solidarity and trust that exist between our two groups.”
Created in 1967, Air Mauritius is the national airline of the Republic of Mauritius. Air Mauritius currently operates direct flights to 10 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, and offers connections to many more via its hub at Paris Charles De Gaulle, and through a code-sharing agreement with Air France.