Joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics finalize a partnership agreement with aerospace OEM around heat exchanger maintenance.
Paris, Amstelveen, Singapore, 07 November 2018 - Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena technics dedicated to component support for ATR and Airbus A320 aircraft fleets, and Liebherr-Aerospace, a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry, finalized the signature of a cooperation agreement at the MRO Asia-Pacific event. Under the terms of the agreement, Liebherr-Aerospace will assist and support SCS in developing industrial capabilities dedicated to the A320 heat exchangers manufactured by Liebherr. SCS will thus join the Liebherr worldwide network for heat exchanger maintenance.
Combining OEM and MRO expertise
Through this partnership agreement, SCS will be qualified to carry out maintenance work on Liebherr-designed heat exchangers - more precisely from cleaning up to repairs, excluding renovation and reconstruction. In exchange, the Air France-KLM Group will make use of Liebherr services for work requiring the "recoring" (renovation, reconstruction) of defective heat exchangers.
In combining the know-how and expertise of a world leader in aircraft maintenance and those of a major OEM, AFI KLM E&M, via SCS its joint venture with Sabena technics, and Liebherr are now able to offer high level dedicated heat exchanger support solutions in terms of TAT and cost, for the benefit of their client airlines.
Developing industrial capabilities
Charles Thoyer-Rozat, Vice President Customer Services Liebherr-Aerospace said: "We are very pleased to join forces with a major player in the global multi-product aircraft maintenance market. This agreement sets out the framework of a win-win partnership for both parties that will allow Liebherr in particular to further develop its repair network in Asia."
Gery Mortreux, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE Indutries, added: "AFI KLM E&M is delighted to be working with Liebherr, an internationally-reputed OEM whose products equip a large number of aircraft fleets. Liebherr's experience and know-how will be most valuable to the Group, and to SCS in particular, for developing our industrial capabilities - a major objective of ours as we continually strive to better and more extensively satisfy our customers' needs."
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors.
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than five decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems, as well as gears, gearboxes and electronics. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters.
Liebherr's aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 5,400 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People's Republic of China).
About Sabena technics
Sabena technics is a French leading independent MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) provider of solutions to civil and military aircraft operators. The Group employs over 2,500 persons across its 15 sites worldwide and offers a broad range of solutions: Airframe MRO, CAMO, Component MRO, Modifications, Painting, Supply-Chain and Technical Training based on the basic principle of meeting its customers' requirements. www.sabenatechnics.com