OCTOBER 19TH, 2012

Sabena technics wins contract with FastJet

Sabena technics, a leading independent provider of aircraft maintenance services, today announces that following a competitive tender process, it has been awarded a 5-year contract by FastJet Plc to provide maintenance support for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A319s.

Under the exclusive agreement, Sabena technics will provide FastJet, Africa’s first low-cost carrier, with engineering services and comprehensive material support for components, standard and cabin parts, and consumables. Sabena technics will also establish local operations at FastJet’s first base in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, to provide line and light maintenance services.

Commenting on the decision, Rodolphe Marchais, Chairman & CEO of Sabena technics said:

“We are very proud that FastJet has selected us to assist it in the launch and development of its operations. Sabena technics’ experience and know-how in full support solutions means that FastJet can depend on us to deliver a reliable service from the start. We look forward to supporting FastJet’s future expansion into other African countries and thereby grow our maintenance service portfolio with other customers in the region.”

FastJet Chief Executive Ed Winter added:
“We are delighted to welcome Sabena technics on board at this exciting time in FastJet’s development. We are now closer than ever to our goal of bringing a high-quality, reliable, affordable service to the people of Africa and today’s agreement reaffirms our commitment to establishing FastJet as an airline operating to international standards.”