Jordan's Petra Airlines has contracted Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to provide component support for its Airbus A320 fleet.
The Amman-based carrier operates two CFM International CFM56-5A-powered A320s, but plans to add a third aircraft by year-end, says the maintenance provider.
The component MRO agreement covers equipment repairs on a flat-rate cost basis and, separately, access to AFI KLM E&M's spare-part pool on a by-the-hour basis.
Petra will also give the maintenance provider a CFM56-5A spare engine to be parted out, while AFI KLM E&M will provide in return a leased spare powerplant.
The contract follows an initial co-operation between the companies in 2011, when AFI KLM E&M conducted engine maintenance for Petra.
After starting operations with charter flights in 2010, Petra is shifting its business model to become a low-cost carrier.