Paris, Amstelveen, 4 December 2018 - Bruno Heinrich has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of CRMA, an AIR FRANCE-KLM subsidiary. CRMA was founded in 1957 and is based at Elancourt, just outside Paris. The firm generates annual income of 140 million euros and employs a 400- plus workforce. It specializes in engine part and module repairs, especially for the CFM56 range, Very Big Engines (GE90, GEnx, GP7200), and aircraft component overhauls.
An alumnus of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Bruno Heinrich joined Air France in 1986 as an engineer, starting out by filling a number of roles in the Engineering department of the Engines arm for the series CF6-50 and CFM56-5 powerplants, subsequently managing THP module products and component repairs.
In 1999, he was put in charge of the project to transfer the casing repair activity from the Air France shop at Orly to CRMA (Industrial Resources and Processes). In 2000, he moved to the Aircraft Maintenance Division, heading up widebody heavy maintenance operations, subsequently being appointed Division Senior Vice-President. He also took over responsibility for Part M activities at the Aircraft Maintenance Division.
In the past two years, Bruno Heinrich has helmed Technical Development at Air France's Flight Operations arm.
On learning of his appointment, Bruno Heinrich said: "I am delighted to have been offered this new opportunity in the AFI KLM E&M group. In its six decades of activity, CRMA has forged a high-level reputation for itself for the quality of its repair solutions and technologies. Acknowledged by its customers and sector peers, CRMA also stands out for the experience and dedication of its workforce and for its ability to tailor its services to customer airline and market requirements. The business is currently on a robust, long-term growth trajectory and I will strive to sustain that momentum by strengthening our policy of developing new repairs and maintenance solutions in particular, while at the same time keeping a permanent eye on our customers' expectations so that we can offer them optimal performance and added value for their operations."
CRMA is a wholly owned subsidiary of AIR FRANCE and employs a staff of experimented mechanics, technicians and engineers. CRMA engagement and values are essentially based on industrial and technical excellence of products and services, guaranteeing the operational safety of airlines. CRMA offers service quality by a dynamic relationship with its customers through a dedicated team and company-wide customer awareness and its continuous effort to stay ahead by a pro-active repair development strategy. CRMA is the first MRO shop in the world repairing the whole GE90-94 combustion chamber in house and is in charge of CF6, CFM56, GE90 GP7200 engine parts and modules repair and aircraft equipment overhaul. Major parts, modules & equipment, combustors, TCF modules, casings, rotating seals, honeycomb brazed parts, booster vanes, electrical harnesses, aircraft brakes and. Major high technical processes: Thermal spray processes, Vacuum heat treatment, Laser drilling and welding, Water jet stripping, Shot peening, Electro Discharge Machining, Non Destructive Tests, Room Temperature Vulcanizing, Welding, Chemical stripping.