At AFI KLM E&M we provide MRO services at the same time as we guarantee a whole raft of your requirements ranging from safeguarding air safety, properly managing aircraft operation, and minimizing costs. We are supported in this by our 75-year-plus track record during which we have achieved a level of undisputed excellence in managing large aircraft fleets. The operating units responsible for production place their skills in the service of our own fleet as well as those of our customers.
We have set up a combined organization responsible for strategy, marketing, business development, sales force (present throughout the world) and external communication. This unified structure constitutes a matchless interface for our customers.
Aircraft maintenance is one of the three businesses of AIR FRANCE KLM. Trading under the commercial names of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, the group's MRO arm plays a strategic role in the group's ongoing development.
AFI KLM E&M has the large-scale human, technical and financial resources it needs to carry out its twofold remit of bolstering its competitive advantage in terms of maintaining the group's fleets, and of being a flagship player in the global marketplace.
AFI KLM E&M employs a combined workforce of 14,000 who are experts in all areas of aircraft maintenance. Their know-how, rooted in a fine tradition of skills transmission, underpins our international reputation. By putting our people through demanding apprenticeship and training cycles, we make sure that they are good and ready to take up the technological challenges of the future.
As an airline with an MRO arm, we are faced with the same limitations and the same challenges as our customers. Our long experience means we can deploy an optimized maintenance policy. This, combined with our technical excellence, enables us to offer some of the most competitive MTBR (Mean Time Between Removals) on the market. We are also developing repair process partnerships with OEMs to minimize and optimize maintenance costs.
Over 200 customers - international and regional, passenger (major and low cost), cargo airlines, leasers plus governments - call on our expertise when it comes to maintaining their aircraft.
Their loyalty bears witness to our ability to satisfy their expectations. Through these long-standing relationships, AFI KLM E&M aims to be its customers' partner of preference, helping them to pursue their development strategy.