"The MRO Lab" is a program where all the innovations developed by AFI KLM E&M and its network of affiliates converge. Specially tailored to the challenges of aircraft maintenance, the innovations are the fruit of continuous development aimed at satisfying the requirements of airline operating performance. The know-how deriving from mastery of these technologies benefits AFI KLM E&M clients by generating scale effects and optimizing fleet performance.
Employee Driven Innovation
Employee Driven Innovation is part of AFI KLM E&M’s DNA. It’s encouraged by continuous improvement programs in which any staff member can submit and implement innovative ideas at all times. To do this, staff are supported by the network, by innovation officers, and by dedicated teams from lean management techniques to optimize process costs and ergonomics. Some 100,000 suggestions have been submitted over the past 20 years.
Adapting the best ideas going to aircraft maintenance regardless of activity sector is also a key component of the AFI KLM E&M approach to innovation. Each year the group signs partnerships to achieve all those goals with startups, universities and manufacturers. The key idea is start operating a full-blown ecosystem 100% focused on delivering high value added solutions. As the outcome of this diversity, innovations are emerging from the MRO Lab and are currently helping AFI KLM E&M to offer competitive solutions designed for optimum performance.