AIR FRANCE KLM and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes signed an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership agreement to strengthen the commercial cooperation between the two groups. The agreement also covered the development of cooperation between the two groups in the field of MRO. Under the terms of the partnership, the first non-exclusive MRO agreement was signed in September 2014 with GOL, from which one of its Boeing 737NGs was sent to KLM UK Engineering for a lease return check prior to its withdrawal from the fleet. The overhaul of GOL’s aircraft, as specified in each work scope of the Agreement, prior to its return to the leasing company is being handled as efficiently as possible by KLM UK Engineering. This is possible due to KLM UK Engineering being able to rely on the strength of its engineering network and its various maintenance centres offering specialized, competitive services in terms of both costs and performance. As a result, KLM UK Engineering, a Group subsidiary that offers expert MRO services for regional and narrow-body aircraft, based in Norwich UK, has delivered the first end of lease maintenance check on the GOL 737NG.