AFI KLM E&M provides A340 support to Air Madagascar

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AFI KLM E&M is providing maintenance support and painting services for Air Madagascar's newly-acquired Airbus A340-300 aircraft.

Air Madagascar received the first aircraft in April and the second in June. AFI KLM E&M will provide maintenance under an agreement for both aircraft that includes support for aircraft, component and engine maintenance as well as for engineering. The MRO says it is also developing a program to transition A340 maintenance skills to the carrier.

Both of the aircraft are in service under Air Madagascar, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database. That data shows that the first aircraft, delivered with registration F-GLZL, is managed and owned by Air France. The second, registered as 5R-EAA, is fully operated by Air Madagascar. Both are powered with CFM International CFM56-5C engines.

The Madagascar flag carrier is restructuring its operations and using the A340 aircraft on international flights, along with one Boeing 767.