We were the launching airline for the 777, and we are now the market leader for MRO support on this aircraft type. In 2005, AFI KLM E&M and Boeing decided to set up a unique Component Services Program (CSP) for the 777. As the airplane's OEM, Boeing possesses unmatched knowledge of the airplanes's design, including all systems and components. As part of an airline operator, AIR FRANCE KLM possesses extensive understanding of airlines operations - as well as the cost challenges facing the airline industry.
By combining the expertise of a world-leading MRO with that of the manufacturer, the CSP is a comprehensive component support program: about 300 base parts are covered and the scope can be extended to over 500 part numbers, depending on our customer's needs.
The CSP now covers more than 160 aircraft with pools based in Paris and Singapore.
Heavy maintenance visits for long-haul aircraft are carried out at our Orly site or, on request, in our Amsterdam facilities. We provide any type of 777 engine changes. In 2016 thanks to the combined expertise of our technicians on this aircraft type we carried out no fewer than 113 C-Checks
With more than 170 engines in operations, AIR FRANCE KLM is the 2nd world's biggest operator of GE90 powerplants, the group having 15% of the total number of engines in this family currently in service. As launch company for 777-300ER and 777-200LR Freighter versions, operating the 777-200ER since 1998, 777-300ER since 2004 and the 777 LR Freighter since 2009, we have built up an unparalleled degree of experience and know-how on this outstanding engine.
As the only experienced alternative to the manufacturer, AFI KLM E&M's services are based on an extensive and combined experience - AFI KLM E&M does not just repair and overhaul engines, we have an intimate knowledge of operating constraints and we understand the airlines priorities and operation challenges. The group is continually investing in its infrastructure and repair process facilities. AFI KLM E&M expanded its engine shops by 5,500m² in 2006, added a further 11,000m² in 2010 and opened a new test cell in 2012. Being first to face technical issues, the group has also developed a range of Quick Turn solutions that are offered to customers.
As the only GE90 airline-MRO, we offer a comprehensive range of services in line with airlines expectations, aiming at both operational reliability and costs reduction. Among these services:
A large overhaul capability, in continuous extension. Full overhaul capability development, from the major engine modules to gearboxes (TGB, IGB...) as well as Bare Engine accessories (HMU, VSV actuators...).
On-site support: benefit from our large Airline-MRO experience at your own mainbase or outstation engine or single booster replacement, NDT inspections, TGB replacement, LPT 6 Quick turn, etc.
Hospital chain dedicated to solve GE90 various technical issues in Operations, preventing GE90-94 and -115 operators from in-flight incidents or premature overhauls (OGV leaf seal, LPT1, HPT1 and LPT6 Quick Turns, TGB overhauls, HPC blades replacements, etc.).
Engine availability: Spare engine guaranteed availability gives customers an insurance to fly, whether their engine removal is scheduled or not.
Engineering expertise in workscoping, associated with a strong in-house repair development policy, contribute to reduce customers material bill, optimizing the total cost of their GE90's operations.
> 390 shop visits performed including light and heavy workscopes
> 110 Quick Turns performed on-site, at customer premises
> 50 annual shop visit per year, the current capacity to double in coming years
> 2004: first GE90 shop visit in our engine shop
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Our type training 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.
AFI KLM E&M provides Auxiliary Power Units (APU) maintenance in cooperation with EPCOR, part of AFI KLM E&M network.
> The 331-500 APU is manufactured by Honeywell
> It is installed in the Boeing B777 Aircraft
> The 331-500 is an ETOPS certified APU
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the 331-500 APU