AerFin has signed a component support contract with Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, to serve the component requirements of their fleet of Embraer E175 and E190 aircraft. The BeyondPool™ contract will cover the supply, repair and overhaul of rotable components as well as a dedicated on-site inventory holding at the airline’s main base in FCO, Rome, to meet the immediate operational needs of their E-Jet aircraft. Chris Hooley, Director – Airframe Services, said: “We are delighted to announce this component support contract with Alitalia which provides them with a flexible level of support as the airline navigates through this period of transition. Our in-house technical experience on the E-jet platform along with our cost-effective and flexible commercial approach makes us the ideal partner to for Alitalia and we look forward to supporting them in tailoring this agreement to accommodate their future requirements in an exciting new chapter for airline.” The signing of this contract reinforces AerFin’s position as the market leader for delivering flexible component support solutions to the E-Jet market. Alitalia is the latest airline to join AerFin’s BeyondPool™ customer portfolio, including; Bamboo Airways, Finnair, Great Dane Airlines and British Airways CityFlyer.