Thursday, December 13, 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.”
About Sabena technics (
Founded in 1968, Sabena technics is a leading independent MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) provider
of maintenance services to civil and military aircraft operators. The group operates under the brands Sabena
technics, Sabena technics training, Barfield and equally benefits from a joint venture specialized in hydraulic
repair named Hydrep. The Group employs over 3,000 persons across its 17 sites worldwide. Its services are
organized into product lines: Airframe services, Component services, Integrated services, Military services,
Training services and VIP completion, based on the basic principle of meeting its customers’ requirements.

About Fastjet (
FastJet Plc was created following the acquisition of African airline Fly540, which operates from four bases in
Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola. Fly540 currently has 10 aircraft serving around 25 domestic and
regional destinations, carrying approximately 750,000 passengers per year with a strong emphasis on safety,
security and reliability.
Following a consultancy assignment by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easyGroup focused on
determining the feasibility of launching a European-style low-cost carrier in Africa, the decision was taken to
launch FastJet, Africa’s first low-cost carrier, flying a modern fleet of jet aircraft based on the Fly540 platform
of licences and routes.
FastJet Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information see
Press Contact
Sabena technics
Aurore Havenne
+33 (0)1 56 54 42 32

source;sabena technics site

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