Air Cote d’Ivoire has extended its Airbus A319 MRO contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance.

With the addition of a third aircraft to the existing MRO agreement, AFI KLM E&M will support Air Cote d’Ivoire’s entire A319 fleet. The deal covers component and engine support, exclusive aircraft inspections, line maintenance and engineering support, says the MRO provider.

Aside from the three A319s, Air Cote d’Ivoire operates an Embraer 170 regional jet.

The contract extension follows a training partnership between the airline and MRO provider, under which seven French technicians were seconded to Abidjan in 2013 to train Air Cote d’Ivoire staff members. AFI KLM E&M says the airline is now self-reliant.

Air France-KLM holds a 20% shareholding in Air Cote d’Ivoire.

Source: Cirium Dashboard