Royal Air Maroc and AFI KLM E&M, officially announced a new phase in the development of their Aerotechnic Industries (ATI) joint venture. Set up in 2009, the 50/50 joint venture between the two groups is now extending the scope of its activities to overhauls for Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) airframes. ATI is headquartered at the heart of the industrial facilities at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Morocco, and now offers its clients overhaul capabilities from A to D checks on aircraft in the A320 family and B.737NGs in its three dedicated maintenance bays staffed by a 170-strong specialist workforce. Its outstanding location makes ATI a privileged partner for A320 and B737NG fleets operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Because it operates near the main bases of a large number of airlines, ATI provides the opportunity to optimize their maintenance costs at the same time as they benefit from the best market standards, including EASA Part 145, and DAC (Moroccan civil aviation authority) certification.
The partners also announced RAM’s decision to entrust AFI KLM E&M with component support for its 30-plus fleet of Boeing 737NGs. Through this contract, Royal Air Maroc will benefit from the acknowledged expertise and high performance of AFI KLM E&M, which currently supports over 400 aircraft of this type worldwide.