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Adaptiveness®: tailor-made innovative solutions

AFI KLM E&M - 787 Air Intake Inspection

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.

Best cost-effective option available worldwide

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.


Key figures

 > 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

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Adaptive Aerostructures Services: Cost-effective solutions for your Nacelles, Radomes and Composites.


Bespoke solutions for your unique requirements

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.
Operational experience

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.

Continuous improvement
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.


Optimal logistics
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.

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A wide range of adaptive Aerostructures solutions


Engine Type Thrust Reverser Inlet, Cowling
Nozzle, Exhaust
Radome Panel Composites Element
Flight Control Panel
CFM56-5A/5B X X X X
V2500 X X X X
 A320neo* LEAP-1A & PW1100G X X X X
 A330 CF6-80E1 X X X X
 A330 (1) Trent 700 X X X X
 A340 CFM56-5C X X X X
Trent 500 X X X X
 A380 GP7200 X X X X
 A380 (1) Trent 900 X X X X
 A350 Trent XWB X X X X
 737-600/700/800 CFM56-7 X X X X
 737MAX* LEAP-1B X X X X
 747-300/400 CF6-80C2B X X X X
 767 CF6-80C2B X X X X
 777-200 GE90-90/94/115 X X X X
 777-300 GE90-115 X X X X
 787 GENX &Trent 1000 X X X X
 170/175 (1)
CF34-8 X X X X

 *: Under development        (1): Unique AMES Capability


We can provide you for all these types of engine:

  • Repair and Overhaul Services

  • Engineering Services

  • Spare Nacelles and Radomes Services
         - Dedicated AOG Support Team

  • On Wing Support (24/7 days)
         - Worldwide Logistic Services

  • LRU's Services
         - Extensive Operational Experience

  • Additional Services
         - Consulting
         - Training