The ideal partner for your 787 support . At Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, we have extensive MRO capabilities to support Boeing 787 operators with our range of customized maintenance solutions.
AFI KLM E&M offers its customers all the latest technology for their new generation aircraft, highly qualified manpower, and enough capacity and scale to be really flexible. Operational integrity is key from the day you fly the aircraft. This is why you rightfully expect efficiency, availability and expert support.
AFI KLM E&M has a wealth of experience on AOG solving and has extended and has extended the existing quick response team with specialists on composite and metal bonding repairs. Our quick response team is packed and ready to fly to the desired destination within 4 hours, where they will assess the composite damage and determine the optimal repair method, backed by our Engineering department.
The AFI KLM E&M 787 Component Support model relies on extensive in-house capabilities in Air France KLM group workshops. Our repair shops are organized to work to a predictable and stable TAT enabling us to optimize inventory and ensuring the highest possible operational availability and reliability of the pooled components.
Boeing 787- Maintenance Services : Adapt to your dreams
> Tailor-made flexible component support packages
> One-stop shopping
> High dispatch reliability using the latest technical standards
> Buying power of AFI KLM E&M
> Logistics & distribution capacity (AOG Desk 24/7, logistic centers worldwide)
> CSR, Green Attitude
> Innovation, Continuous improvement.
> Unique "787 Operator Experience & Best Practices" conference organized by AFI KLM E&M
Optimize your total cost of ownership thanks to our competitive all-inclusive offering. Our tailor-made component support packages will help you launch the 787 with a smaller investment, while our buying power and pooling program let you benefit from the scale effect of a large MRO Group. Over 200 customers now entrust their aircraft to the Group and appreciate its tailored, individual solutions.
> Pool access; component spare parts exchange programs
> Local stocks at logistic centers at strategic locations, at customers home-base and/or outstations
> MRO Services
> Test, repair, modification, and overhaul of 787 components
> Composite repairs
> APU maintenance and availability
> GEnx-1B maintenance
> Line Maintenance
> Warranty administration and life-time monitoring of components
> Inventory management and control
> Aircraft On Ground services (“AOG”), daily request handling, logistics, and warehousing
AFI KLM E&M offers effective EASA part 147 approved training solutions using diverse training methods including:
> Virtual Training
> classroom teaching
> Web Based Training (WBT)
> fixed base simulators
> practical courses with hands-on training and direct access to operating aircraft and FFS.
A major player on the market for the GEnx new-generation engine.
The GEnx new-generation powerplant that equip the AIR FRANCE KLM fleet of Boeing 787s represents another step towards the future in MRO terms.
The terms of a partnership agreement with General Electric have already been finalized, making AFI KLM E&M one of the few flagship maintenance services suppliers within the MRO network built up by the engine maker for the GEnx.
Benefiting from its GE90 expertise, AFI KLM E&M leverages its past industrialization experience to set up an optimal, robust maintenance network structured around its industrial facilities - production workshops, engineering functions, and logistics engineering - in Amsterdam and Paris, along with those of its CRMA subsidiary.
Since May 2014, a vast amount of planning and preparation has gone into developing an offering tailored to the engine maintenance requirements of the first airlines operating the Boeing 787.
To develop our GEnx capability, we placed it on a "lean" continuous improvement footing right from the outset. We have worked on the GEnx with a dedicated team that was involved right from the start of the offer development process. We have injected a mix of skills into the team to encourage knowledge sharing and to develop in-depth understanding of the engine and cutting-edge know-how. Today, the team is deploying very positive energy and concentrating on the continuous improvement of its skills. This is an important factor for this still-young engine, which will potentially see many further improvements and innovations.
Approved engine support activity ready to go
AFI KLM E&M's GEnx product offer was approved in December 2014 with the granting of new EASA certification. EASA certification is a key stage, successfully completed by AFI KLM E&M. The Group is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards and optimum efficiency in all its products and services.
The recognition of our robust expertise by the regulatory authorities and the engine manufacturer is an additional trust-building guarantee for our clients.
Certification confirms AFI KLM E&M expertise and commitment to support new-generation jet engines.
AFI KLM E&M teams have maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities at its Schiphol engine shop. As a first step AFI KLM E&M obtained its first Quick Turn (QT) capability in October 2014.
AFI KLM E&M is now able to carry out a range of GEnx quick turn maintenance operations involving fan mid-shafts and combustors. The quick turn configuration means engine performance can be restored rapidly, at the same time as it minimizes interruptions and downtime for client airlines.
On the strength of these combined capabilities in its global MRO network, AFI KLM E&M can provide comprehensive, effective engine support solutions to fully satisfy its clients' expectations.
AFI KLM E&M already in Quick Turn configuration
Even before the first full shop visits, AFI KLM E&M is able to carry out the "quick turn" light maintenance work required to improve the engine performance and on-wing lifespan. Although the time required for this type of work has yet to be determined, it seems likely that it will be similar to that required for the GE90. This is because the overall architecture of the GEnx is similar to that of its GE90 "big brother". The two engine types also share a number of technologies, such as composite fan blades. This technical family likeness should allow AFI KLM E&M's engine shops to capitalize on their extensive experience and knowledge both in terms of operational behavior and of repair, maintenance, and overhaul operations.
The AFI KLM E&M engine shop at Schiphol has already completed several "Quick Turn" shop visits on GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines.
AFI KLM E&M has become the first MRO network for the GEnx-1B aside from the OEM able to provide quick turn services to the market.
Final testing will be carried out at AFI KLM E&M's test cell in Paris, the only one in Europe to be approved besides General Electric's own. AFI KLM E&M's GEnx expertise will also cover engine component repair requirements, through its CRMA subsidiary and AFI KLM E&M's repair centers of excellence in Amsterdam and Paris.
AFI KLM E&M can also implement hospital chains to intervene quickly on a specific engine issue directly on-wing, always with a focus on limiting the ground time of the engine or aircraft.
Following the Quick Turn experience, AFI KLM E&M engine shops will be able to provide Qualifying Shop Visits, industrialization for which is ongoing and should be finalized in 2015.
Subsequently, engine part repairs are also one of the GEnx development objectives for AFI KLM E&M. CRMA has extensive knowledge and expertise in combustor repairs (including the GE90), and will industrialize repairs for GEnx-1B engines as this is a priority.
> Capability extension at a proven and major MRO
> Proven experience on VBE, in particular the GE90 and GP7200
> Better understanding of airline concerns
> Sole non-OEM MRO to develop PBH support for VBE engines
> Alternative to the OEM (GE)
> Operational experience leveraged in our services
> State-of-the-art repair shops in Amsterdam and Paris
> Tailor-made, flexible engine support packages
> High cost control due to repair to centric model
> Spares support
> On-Wing and on-site support
> Dedicated hospital chains to fix technical issues with short TAT
> Accessories & LRU shops
> 24/7 AOG Desk for components support
> A multi-product MRO, also able to propose none-engine related services
> Logistics & Distribution capacity
APU support services for the APS5000 are provided by EPCOR, a full AFI KLM E&M subsidiary conveniently located at Schiphol Airport, with a wealth of experience in APU repair. As a member of the UTC Aerospace Systems repair network, EPCOR can handle OEM warranty repairs.