Congo Airways has expanded its contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to include Airbus A320 C-checks.

The MRO provider says Congo Airways' two A320s will each undergo a C-check at Aerotechnic Industries, a Casablanca-based narrowbody heavy maintenance joint venture between Air France Industries and Royal Air Maroc.

AFI KLM E&M adds: "The C-checks are scheduled for this spring."

Congo Airways was established by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government in 2014 and operates domestic flights. Air France's consulting arm assisted with launch of the Congolese carrier, while AFI KLM E&M says it has provided technical services – including line maintenance at Kinshasa and other support for the two A320s.

In addition to the two CFM International CFM56-powered A320s, Congo Airways has a Boeing 737-800 and two Bombardier Q400 turboprops, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.

The airline's chief executive Desire Balazire Bantu states: "At a time when we are expanding fast, with the forthcoming addition of a third A320 to our fleet, we more than ever need to be able to rely on an MRO partner with acknowledged expertise at international level."

Source: Cirium Dashboard