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Monday, March 25, 2013

Corendon contract covers Turkish airline's fleet of Boeing 737s.

Corendon Airlines has signed a long-term contract with
AFI KLM E&M. The Turkish carrier currently operates five Boeing 737-800s with CFM56-7 engines. The contract includes two types of services. The first, dubbed "Core Performance Restoration", is an intermediate maintenance procedure between a complete overhaul and on wing maintenance. The second, known as "Life Cycle Parts Replacement" involves replacing used engine parts after a given number of cycles.

The benefit of a spare engine
A first engine has already been overhauled at the AFI KLM E&M engine shop in Amsterdam. Three others are scheduled to follow this year, and five others by 2015. According to, AFI KLM E&M VP Sales International, Rob Pruim: "We were able to convince Corendon on the strength of our adaptiveness, know-how and efficiency. With one key advantage: when we remove an engine to send it to our engine shop, we can immediately offer our customer the use of a spare engine. Thanks to that replacement, when we carried out our first engine check, the Corendon aircraft was grounded for less than 24 hours."
Oguzhan Horasanli, Corendon's Powerplant Engineer, said: "We selected AFI KLM E&M because they offer the best balance between technical skills and price competitiveness. And because of its experience, it is a group that is able to provide full coverage of services to the customers – something that inspires trust. They also demonstrated promised speed of their turn around time on the first engine, which minimized our lease engine costs."

About Corendon Airlines
Corendon Airlines is a Turkish airline founded in 2000. Its fleet comprises ten Boeing 737s: five Boeing 737-800s, two Boeing 737-400s, and one Boeing 737-300. Plus two Boeing 737-800s are  flying for sister airline, Corendon Dutch Airlines, who operates daily flights from Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Groningen and Brussels, serving 111 airports in 27 countries, and in particular in Morocco, Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. Corendon has a workforce of 941.