French carrier XL Airways has extended its existing contract with AFI KLM E&M for component support (repairs and pool access) and A checks for the airline’s four Airbus A330s from its Paris-Charles de Gaulle base at Roissy.

The scope of the contract could be broadened in future to include support for other aircraft, depending on the growth of XL Airways’ fleet.

“We are honoured by the trust placed in us by XL Airways, one of our longest-standing customers, with which we have forged a true partnership bond over the years,” said Fabrice Defrance, senior vice-president commercial AFI KLM E&M.

The airline, which specialises in long-haul services, and AFI KLM E&M have worked together for approximately 10 years. Based at Paris-CDG, close to AFI KLM E&M’s facilities and maintenance shops, XL Airways have benefitted from the support on its doorstep.

Jean-Pierre Fachinetti, vice-president maintenance and engineering XL Airways France, said: “The support delivered by AFI KLM E&M for years provides us with the strongest guarantees of reliability and performance for our airline. The quality of the services supplied, the expertise of the technical teams, and their proximity to our facilities are the reasons prompting us to extend our cooperation with AFI KLM E&M, with the assurance that we will continue to enjoy optimal support.”

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