By joining the expertise of different instruction centres across the Group, AFI KLM E&M is now in a position to provide a comprehensive, high-value-added technical training offering combining quality, a broad range of services and competitive rates.
The AFI KLM E&M training network comprises several centres of excellence and subsidiaries with complementary areas of skills and expertise. The training courses offered by the instruction centres operating within this organization have now been brought together in a single, global offering.
Skills and knowledge in aviation products
AFI KLM E&M training network grounds its training expertise in its operational experience and knowledge of a broad array of aircraft and engine types acquired in the course of its maintenance and overhaul work on Group and client airline fleets. Its know-how is also based on extensive training for its own mechanics and technicians. "Our instructors have strong skills in key areas," says Laurence Barreau, Head of Technical Training at AFI. "Expertise in the translation of the training in know-how, as well as in the hands-on aspects, regulation and safety issues and initial training developed through our active apprenticeship policy, are all strengths that can benefit anyone involved in aircraft maintenance." Her counterpart at KLM E&M, Marjanne van Winkoop, adds: "Our ability to adapt is a further major asset for our training offering. We can even define appropriate, customized training programs and deliver them on the client's premises."
A multidisciplinary, multi-services offering
The offering developed by the AFI KLM E&M training network covers an array of services ranging from basic maintenance operations under EASA Part 147 approval (ie, A, B1/B2, and B2 aircraft maintenance licensing categories) to in-service training (B1/B2 and C categories) for regional fleet, narrow- and wide-body aircraft maintenance operations, as well as a wide range of special training such as engine run-up, EWIS, structure and cabin repair, human factors, consultancy services and more. Naturally, instruction is provided by the Group's EASA Part 147 approved training centres, which are accordingly approved to provide learning services, organize the examinations listed in the approval documents, and deliver professional qualifications.
In addition, the programs developed by AFI KLM E&M, designed to alternate theoretical and practical training, benefit from the size of the AIR FRANCE KLM fleet when it comes to guaranteeing the availability of a large range of aircraft types during practical and "on-the-job" training sessions.