In relying on AFI KLM E&M you will be benefitting from our 40 years' expertise in inspection, repairs, spares pooling, and an extensive array of capabilities to ultimately benefit from a partnership approach.
Customized solutions via a partnership approach
Thanks to our spirit of Adaptiveness®, among all the possibilities offered, the co-engineering solution designed jointly with you may differ from your initial requirements.
From tailor-made long-term care (fleet program) to immediate purchases, and from Power by the Hour rates to Time and Materials (T&M) solutions, all options based on our engineering expertise are available.
Extensive in-shop or on-site capabilities
From minor repairs to overhauls with complete re-skinning, including AD/SB implementation, we provide a broad range of solutions in all our areas of excellence:
>Thrust Reverser & Transcowl,
>Inlet Cowl, Fan Cowl & Core Cowl
>Flight Control surfaces
Our capabilities range from pure metal Aerostructures work, to metal bonded honeycomb sandwich solutions and right up to advanced composite repairs.
AFI KLM E&M expertise has served as the basis for developing capabilities on new generation aircraft involving greater use of composites, such as the 787 and the A350.
Select the best option: repair or replace
As an airline-MRO organization, we have an insider's understanding of the issues facing you, and we offer innovative repair solutions with our Part 21 Design Organization Approval and Designated Engineering Representative approval - more than 200 repairs beyond OEMs' CMMs – enabling us to repair rather than replace.
24/7 worldwide spares and parts coverage
To ensure maximum A/C availability, we offer you a full range of spares solutions: loan support, routine replacement, and pool access.
A variety of nacelle parts are also available either at our facilities or on your premises as a main base kit (or hold).
As part of the service, our 24/7 AOG Desk provides door-to-door transportation solutions with minimum lead-times for your spare parts through our worldwide logistics network.
Our robust long-term agreements with OEMs, combined with our significant spares level, contribute to reliable aircraft operation – by shortening AOG immobilization – and cost-effective maintenance.
> More than 150 airlines worldwide have selected us to maintain their Aerostructures, from one-off repairs to fleet programs
> Specialist for new generation aircraft: A380, A350, 787, 777
> 300+ highly-qualified agents, engineers and technicians
> More than 6 000 Thrust Reverser overhauls already carried out
> More than 10 000 inlet cowls, fan cowl doors, exhaust nozzles, core cowls, radomes and flight control surfaces already repaired or overhauled
> 75 million euros-worth of spare parts
> Very large-size autoclaves and ovens
> 5 clean rooms, in an environment protected against contamination> Painting solutions with 7 large cells
> Digital machining
> Parts manufacture under EASA part 21 G
Adaptive Aerostructures Services: Cost-effective solutions for your Nacelles, Radomes and Composites.
On-site services and preventive maintenance
Whether you need a homebase or an outstation intervention, AFI KLM E&M can dispatch a working team of specialists. Our preventive maintenance range of solutions improves your control over maintenance costs. It also includes on-wing inspections or repairs to safeguard fleet availability – in the event of an AOG, for example.
As an airline-MRO, AFI KLM E&M has an intimate knowledge of Aerostructures parts life-cycles and optimized maintenance programs. We develop high quality adaptive solutions to fit your economic requirements. Based on this experience, we can also provide you with customized training, both theoretical and practical.
AFI KLM E&M continuously invests in both modern equipment and facility development to maintain its recognized level of quality.
To that end, in 2015 we opened our latest dedicated Aerostructures workshop, Helios, at Paris CDG Airport. At 18,500sq.m, the building houses 250+ highly qualified experts and accommodates large-capacity engineering resources, specially designed to process new-generation aircraft modules including the A380, A350, A330, 787 and 777, and CFM56-5B/7B and V2500-A5 narrow body nacelles.
Rounding out our offer, we have an Aerostructures shop in Amsterdam, as well as AMES in Dubai (a joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Safran Nacelles), which has also seen expanded capabilities, with a new autoclave that broadens the range of available products and repairs (nacelles, radomes, flight controls, etc.).
Processes also benefit from continuous improvement through the application of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles, and use of new materials (composites), new technologies, and new industrial solutions to lower costs and shorten turnaround times. AFI KLM E&M is one of just four operators worldwide, and the only MRO, with extremely advanced 787 nacelle capabilities for its own assets and those of third-party airlines.
Helios and AMES have also developed cross-fertilization programs to mutualize engineering and technical know-how for your benefit.
For optimal logistics, you can rely on shops located in Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai. These are complemented by regional logistics centers around the world, all supported by technical representatives.
||Engine Type||Thrust Reverser||Inlet, Cowling
|Radome||Panel Composites Element
Flight Control Panel
|A320neo*||LEAP-1A & PW1100G||X||X||X||X|
|A330 (1)||Trent 700||X||X||X||X|
|A380 (1)||Trent 900||X||X||X||X|
|787||GENX &Trent 1000||X||X||X||X|
*: Under development (1): Unique AMES Capability
We can provide you for all these types of engine:
Repair and Overhaul Services
Spare Nacelles and Radomes Services
- Dedicated AOG Support Team
On Wing Support (24/7 days)
- Worldwide Logistic Services
- Extensive Operational Experience