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Airbus A330/A340 - Maintenance Solutions

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Airbus A330/A340 Components


Our parent companies Air France and KLM operate a fleet of 26 A330s and 11 A340s. For that reason AFI KLM E&M is a worldwide leader in A330-A340 components support, providing such services to a total of more than 200 airplanes around the world.



The A330 and A340 families share the same design. Based on its extensive experience as operator AFI KLM E&M has led in stretching the maintenance intervals between checks, thus helping our customers to lower their maintenance costs through our full engineering support.


All Component Solutions

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Airbus A330/A340 Airframe


AFI KLM E&M maintains A330s and A340s at three facilities. Heavy maintenance for long-haul aircraft takes place at Orly, and on-line as well as light maintenance at Amsterdam, CDG and Orly. In 2008, we used our experience to carry out four 4C5Y checks and eleven C checks on these two aircraft types.
We also maintain privileged relations with Airbus and related OEMs.



The A330 and A340 families share the same design. Based on its extensive experience as operator AFI KLM E&M has led in stretching the maintenance intervals between checks, thus helping our customers to lower their maintenance costs through our full engineering support.



All Airframe Solutions

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - CF6-80E1


The CF6-80E1 is the latest General Electric's CF6 model series, it equips the Airbus A330s. AFIKLM E&M has built up this capability in 2005 becoming the only MRO provider in Europe to provide both comprehensive maintenance and test runs for the CF6-80E1. AFIKLM E&M is now responsible for maintaining 25% of the worldwide fleet powered by the CF6-80E1.
The engine design is very similar to the CF6-80C2 engine model, with which it shares 60% of the parts. Our experience of more than 2,200 shop visits performed on the CF6-80C2 is the strong basis for our CF6-80E1 maintenance support.
With the introduction of this new engine type the availability of used materials and repairs are limited, but our organization is focused on developing new repairs standalone or together with the OEM. In combination with other material cost saving measures, we are able to reduce the overall maintenance cost of your engine.


Key Figures

> 25% of worldwide CF6-80E1 fleet maintained by AFI KLM E&M
> 2005: year of the first shop visit carried out in our engine shop
> 200+: number of CF6-80E1 shop visits carried out

All Engine Solutions


With the 2nd largest fleet, our Group has been the launch airline for CFM56-5 engines, as Air France was the very first company to operate A320 aircraft in 1988. Since then, the group's fleet has kept growing, first operating first CFM56-5A engines, then CFM56-5C engines in 1993, when the A340 entered into service, and finally CFM56-5B in 1994 when CFM enhanced the A320 engine.
Being the very first CFM56-5 shop, AFI KLM E&M has gained a deep combined experience as airline-MRO, that it shares today with numerous customers: AFI KLM E&M supports today the 2nd largest* CFM56-5 fleet in the world, with around 540 engines operated by a broad range of airlines.

* GE, Snecma, CFMI excluded



All Engine Solutions

As an airline-MRO, we tailor our services to your needs:

On Site Support: benefit from our large airline-MRO combined experience at your own main base or outstation. We have developed on-wing and on-site dedicated solutions that we offer to our customers: on-wing inspections, engine change, Booster Life limited Parts replacement, VSV Bushings replacements, HPT blade replacement, HPC Top Case repairs...

Hospital Chain: we have established a hospital chain at our engine shop, allowing us to perform CFM56-5B HPT blade modification campaigns and HPC top bottom case campaign, as well as VSV Bushings replacements with optimized TAT and costs.

Engine Availability: a large pool of CFM56-5 engines allow us to offer you a flexible operational support, from short, mid or long-term leasing solutions, to an integrated availability program combining engine MRO with spare engine support.

Total maintenance cost optimization: based on its engineering expertise and its broad range of parts sources, AFI KLM E&M offers customized material solutions aiming at optimizing the total maintenance cost of engines, just as it has been doing on Air France and KLM fleets for more than 75 years. DER or DOA repairs based on our own approvals, used serviceable parts from our engine teardown subsidiary in Miami, new parts installation from OEM or alternative sources, etc.: all available solutions are studied to match your reliability and costs reduction expectations.

Engine Teardown: Bonus Tech Inc., our subsidiary based in Miami (Florida), offers complete tear-down for the most popular engine models. Bonus Tech has flexibility to prioritize engine disassembly and make 90 % of the high value components available in two weeks or less for large fan engine types.

Key Figures

> 2,250 shop visits already carried out
> Over 540 CFM56-5 supported

Solutions: A Global Training Offer

Aircraft Maintenance Type Training:

 Catégories  B1   B2   B1+B2   BC 
 A318/A319/A320/A321 (CFM56) x x x x
 A319/A320/A321 (IAE V2500) x x x
 A330 (GE CF6) (PW4000) (RR Trent) x x x x
 A340 (CFM 56) x x x x
 A350 (RR XWB) x x
 A380 (EA GP 7200) x x x x
 A380(RR RB 211 Trent 900) x x x
 Différence Courses
 A319/A320/A321 (CFM56) to A318 (CFM56) x x x
 A319/A320/A321 (IAE V2500) to A318/A319/A320/A321
x x
 A318/A319/A320/A321 (CFM56) to A319/A320/A321 
 (IAE V2500)
x x
 A318/A319/A320/A321 (CFM56) or A319/A320/A321
 (IAE V2500) to A330 (GE CF6)
 A330 (GE CF6) to A340 (CFM56) x x x
 A330 (GE CF6) or A340 (CFM56) to A319/A320/A321
 (IAE V2500)
x x
 A340 (CFM56) to A330 (GE CF6) x x x
 Engines & Interfaces
 A380 (EA GP7200) to A380 (RR RB211 Trent 900) x x x
 A380 (RR RB 211 Tirent 900) to A380 (EA GP7200) x x
 A330 (GE CF6) (PW4000) (RR Trent)




 MD11 (GE CF6) (PW4000) x x x


Our type training (see our capabilities on the rear page) consists of theoretical and practical courses according to EASA Part 66 / 147. It develops your knowledge and skills for work on the aircraft fuselage, engines and systems.We train you to a high degree of expertise so that you can quickly and effectively carry out all scheduled or unscheduled maintenance work. We are able to capitalise on our operational experience and in-depth knowledge of a large variety of aircraft types and engines to feed into and support our courses.


Basic maintenance training:


- KLM UK Engineering Technical College, located in Norwich, offers EASA Part 66 Category A and B1.1 basic training.
We deliver a Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering, in conjunction with Kingston University London. In this programme, Ab Initio students complete both an academic degree and EASA B1.1 training. We also offer EASA Part 66 Cat A and B1.1 basic training as a structured self-study programme, with instructor support, as well as Part 66 conversion courses for engineers wishing to remove restrictions 1 and 9 from their licences.

- AFMAé, located in Paris, offers EASA Part 66 Category A, B1.1 and B2 basic training, as well as conversion courses between sub-categories.

Specialised Training:


Our vast range of specialised training includes:

- Refresher, Continuation courses

- Structure and cabin maintenance / repair

- Engine Run Up

- (Executive) General familiarization


- Borescope inspection

- Human Factors

- E.W.I.S. (groups 1-8)

- Fuel Tank Safety

- Technical Aviation English

- EASA Regulations

- Upon request we can develop other specialised training

Consulting Services

AFI KLM E&M Training advises and supports aviation companies, maintenance and training organisations. Our services include consulting in staff selection, skill-upgrading, setting up a Part 66/147 basic and type rating training centres, organisational development, training needs analysis, safety and quality management.

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Honeywell GTCP 331-350

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Honeywell GTCP 331-350

AFI KLM E&M provides Auxiliary Power Units (APU) maintenance in cooperation with EPCOR, part of AFI KLM E&M network.

> The 331-350 APU is manufactured by Honeywell
> It is installed in the Airbus A330/A340 Aircraft series
> The 331-350 is an ETOPS certified APU when modified to a -6 configuration
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the Honeywell 331-350 APU

All Component Solutions