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04/05/2010 - VIP Quick Change Kit: An offer hallmarked AFI KLM E&M


Paris, Amstelveen, 4 May 2010 - AFI KLM E&M has expanded its VIP offering with the VIP Quick Change Kit enabling operators to change the configuration of their aircraft from commercial to VIP in between 12 and 48 hours, according to operator requirements and layout complexity.


Commercial or VIP a very quick implementation! The new cabin modification concept allows avoiding cost of an aircraft exclusively dedicated to VIP operations. With the VIP Quick Change Kit, a single aircraft can fulfill multiple roles from conventional passenger transport, to VIP journeys. The kit enables operators to modify cabin configuration in less than 48 hours. Part of the cabin can thus be transformed into a VIP lounge for presidential travel or special events. And returning the aircraft to its original configuration is just as fast. As a result, customers no longer need aircraft dedicated to special events and can accordingly maximize the return on investment of their fleet.

Dedicated team. To deliver these services, AFI KLM E&M can count on 15 years' experience in carrying out many similar programs on behalf of Royalty, Heads of State and Government and for the Air France fleet. A dedicated team of 140 highly-qualified engineers carries out the modifications using state-of-the-art software.

See VIP Quick Change at EBACE and Aircraft Interiors. AFI KLM E&M will be presenting its latest offering at EBACE from 4-6 May 2010 in Geneva and at Aircraft Interiors in Hamburg from 18-20 May.


About AFI KLM E&M 
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 and the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.

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