Paris, Amstelveen, 29 March 2012 - Effective 1 April 2012, Ron de Bos will head up AFI KLM E&M's sales in North America where he will continue to develop the AFI KLM E&M product and client portfolio throughout the region.
Ron de Bos has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electronics and started out at KLM's Flight Operations Department, working there from 1978 to 1995. He moved to KLM E&M in 1995 as a Purchasing Unit Manager. In May 1999, he was appointed to head an engineering unit tasked with the maintenance Program, configuration control, and reliability for all KLM fleet types. From 2008 to 2012, he was Director of Integrated Services, where he was responsible, among other things, for phasing in the new A330-300 fleet. During the same period, he chaired the joint Transavia, Martinair and KLM E&M Technical Committee.
Ron de Bos said: "I am very enthusiastic about taking up this new challenge. AFI KLM E&M will continue to improve the reliability of their component and engine repair solutions and boost the added value and quality of the Maintenance services. In the end it is the quality of our work which drives the operational performance of our customers. We will naturally strive to continue the good relations forged between the Group, including AMG Miami and key carriers, and extend the influence of our brand throughout the region."
About AFI KLM E&M and AMG
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.
AMG is operating from five facilities in Miami, Atlanta, and Dallas and is ideally located to meet the needs of customers operating commercial or regional aircraft fleets in North and South and Latin America and the Caribbean. Its repair capabilities combined with a Logistics Center strategically located in Miami means it can provide local component support and composite MRO services for a wide range of commercial and regional aircraft. As a wholly owned subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M, AMG now combines the flexibility and competitiveness of a local provider with the expertise, adaptability and reputation of AFI KLM E&M, a leading player on the global MRO market.
AMG provides customer-driven solutions to the aviation industry through its four companies : > Aero Technologies (Miami), for components support in pneumatic, hydraulic, avionics, fuel and electro-mechanical components repairs and overhauls ; > Air-Pro (Miami), for repair and refurbishment of interiors and safety equipment, distribution of hose assemblies and part sales ; > Precision Electronics (Atlanta), for the maintenance and repair of electronic instruments and accessories, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic accessories with a focus on regional jet and aircraft market ; > Flite Components (Dallas) for repair of composite and sheet metal airframe structures with a focus on regional aircraft.