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Oman Air seals maintenance deal with Air France unit

MUSCAT, February 6, 2016

Oman Air, the sultanate's national carrier, has chosen Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance to provide flight hour support for the CFM56-7 power plants that equip the airline’s Boeing 737NG aircraft.

The long-term contract was formally signed in Amstelveen, The Netherlands, by Oman Air chief executive Paul Gregorowitsch and Ton Dortmans, the executive VP at KLM Engineering and Maintenance in the presence of Mohammed bin Harub bin Abdullah Al Said and KLM president and chief executive Dr Ing Pieter Elbers.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance is a major multi-product maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider.

On the deal, Gregorowitsch, said Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance has a well-deserved, outstanding reputation for maintaining CF M56-7 power plants and we are pleased to be signing this new contract with the company.

"Oman Air’s over-riding priorities are the safety of its passengers and crew, the reliability of its aircraft and an excellent on-time performance. The Air France KLM's expertise and professionalism will help us to maintain our unblemished record in each of these vital areas," he noted.

Franck Terner, the executive VP said the MRO has been working regularly with Oman Air for several years.

"I am very pleased that the airline has now shown us this mark of trust by opting for our engine know-how," he added.

The new partnership has been sealed even as Oman Air continues its ambitious programme of fleet and network expansion.

This will see the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman increase its fleet size from 30 aircraft at the start of the programme to 70 aircraft by 2020.-TradeArabia News Service




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