To support the A380 components, we have set up a joint venture with Lufthansa Techniks. Spairliners now provides full component support from repair to AOG assistance. For A380 operators, this is a one-stop-shop service that greatly reduce the complexities normally associated with the provision of spare parts, both at the home base and at the destination airports.
Spairliners currently supports 34 aircraft (55 when all are delivered), including the fleets of Lufthansa, Air France and Qantas. We offer our A380 customers cost-benefits that are normally achievable only by large fleets of the same aircraft type. Spairliners operations, main inventory and logistics are based on the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle platform.
It signed its first contract with Australian carrier Qantas. The 10-year flight-hour deal covers full component support for the fleet of Qantas A380s.
Spairliners will also support the fleets of Air France and Lufthansa (27 aircraft). We offer our A380 customers cost-benefits that are normally only achievable by large fleets of the same aircraft type.
The double-deck superjumbo is making its entry as the largest passenger airliner in the world. Being a category in itself, it requires major changes to the standard infrastructure to operate it. This applies to maintenance as well. Air France Industries has geared up to accommodate this giant in a new purpose-built hangar, and new test benches meeting the technological innovations on this aircraft type, such as high-pressure hydraulic circuits.
All A380 airframe maintenance support will be carried out in the specially-designed hangar at our Roissy-CDG facility. Our mother airline started A380 operation in 2009 and its extensive fleet will allow us to capitalize on new or specific maintenance aspects that may be generated by this new generation aircraft.
We also maintain privileged relations with Airbus and related OEMs.
The double-deck superjumbo is making its entry as the largest passenger airliner in the world. Being a category in itself, it requires major changes to the standard infrastructure to operate it. This applies to maintenance as well. Air France Industries has geared up to accommodate this giant in a new purpose-built hangar.
Air France started operating its first A380 in late 2009, and operates the world's second-largest fleet of GP7200 engines. It is the latest engine type to be added to AFI KLM E&M MRO capabilities. As a member of the Engine Alliance MRO Network, we have implemented large-scale industrial development in order to perform overhauls and repairs at our facilities in Paris.
AFI KLM E&M has full overhaul and repair capability on this engine type. It includes engine disassembly / reassembly, quick turn and hospital chain works, module disassembly, module repairs, repairs of major engine components (including LRUs) plus on-wing support.
In addition, since 2012, AFI KLM E&M is operating a brand-new Engine Test Cell specially designed for latest generation of Very Big Engines, such as the GE90 and the GP7200.
As a major operator of A380 and other Airbus aircraft, AFI KLM E&M shares its experience to support airlines during their A380 phase-in, from the GP7200 maintenance policy definition, to engine pre-delivery inspections during final assembly at the manufacturer's facilities.
Our fully-trained, dedicated team provides comprehensive on-wing services to support GP7200 operators all over the world, including fan-blade replacement, LRU changes, full video borescope inspections, and blade blending, fan & propulsor splitting-mating, and on-wing engine changes. to this end, AFI KLM E&M provides house-keeping of one spare GP7200 engine in its dedicated A380 hangar at its Roissy-CDG base.
All these developments and our experience on the GP7200, combined with our expertise on the GE90 (which is very similar in design), aim at providing our customers with the best possible maintenance costs, especially by avoiding costly part replacement whenever a repair offers a better reliability/cost ratio.
> AFI KLM E&M member of Engine Alliance MRO network
> Repair Center of Excellence for TCF & Combustion Chamber
> 2014: first GP7200 full overhaul
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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.
- 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.
Our vast range of specialised training includes:
- Refresher, Continuation courses
- Structure and cabin maintenance / repair
- Engine Run Up
- (Executive) General familiarization
- OJT, HOT
- 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
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.