Tunisair selects AFI KLM E&M for CFM56-5A, -5B & -7B engine support

In late December 2017, AFI KLM E&M and Tunisair signed a new Time & Material engine support contract covering the CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines powering the Tunisair fleet’s sixteen Airbus A320s, four A319s and seven Boeing 737s. The Tunisian flag carrier had launched a call for tenders in late 2016 aimed at selecting two MRO suppliers for each engine type. Following the consultation, AFI KLM E&M was the sole candidate to be selected to handle all three engine-types simultaneously.

In the framework of the contract, AFI KLM E&M again demonstrated its adaptability and ability to offer its customers tailored, rapid-turnaround solutions. For example, at the request of Tunisair, the MRO was able to deal with a one-off commission to return four CFM56-5A engines (to be used in support of the Tunisian carrier’s summer season schedule) to serviceable condition.

A first engine has already been returned to service thanks to the intervention of an AFI KLM E&M technical team in Tunis. Two others are now undergoing repairs at the AFI KLM E&M shop in Paris, and the fourth is currently being transported to the facility.

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