Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has extended a component support contract with European MRO Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) for its Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The multi-year contract covers more than 350 aircraft, and includes component MRO services, dedicated component pool access, as well as a main base kit at the carrier’s Delhi hub.
AFI KLM E&M, the MRO unit of the Air France-KLM group, first entered into a component MRO partnership with IndiGo in 2006, initially providing support for the carrier’s A320 fleet.
In 2017, IndiGo expanded the agreement to include its fleet of ATR 72 turboprops.
“Based on this strong foundation, AFI KLM E&M has continued to develop and optimise its support organisation in order to provide the most efficient and adaptive MRO solutions, including the development of local repair capabilities through its local MRO joint venture Max MRO Services, as well as the establishment of a local support organisation dedicated to support IndiGo’s fleet operations,” the MRO company states.
Max MRO Services is a Mumbai-based component MRO that services clients both in India and surrounding countries.
Cirium fleets data indicates IndiGo to have a fleet of 250 aircraft in service, including 121 A320neos, 39 A321neos, as well as 25 ATR 72s. The carrier has nearly 600 aircraft on order, the bulk of them A320neo and A321neo aircraft.