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Aircraft Components Maintenance


AFI KLM E&M supports the fleets of more than one hundred airlines around the world. It brings to its customers more than 80 years of experience in maintenance and airline operation through customized solutions that guarantee component reliability and availability. AFI KLM E&M is a key partner in the long-term development of its customers.


AFI KLM E&M - Components


AFI KLM E&M is component support market leader for Airbus (A320 family, A330, A340, A350, A380), Boeing (737, 737NG, 747, 767, 777, 787, MD-11). It also maintains, in cooperation with AMG, its US subsidiary specialized in regional aircraft components, Embraer Jet (ERJ 135/145/170/190), Bombardier (CRJ 100/700), and ATR 42-72, including the new 600. All families of components are covered.


Around the repair and overhaul, AFI KLM E&M offers a large range of tailor-made services designed to provide for the specific needs of all types of airlines, anywhere on the globe.


Comprehensive Service Portfolio

Over the years, AFI KLM E&M has developed a wide portfolio of maintenance services, which cover all aircraft components (rotables, repairables or expendables) in a vast range of aircraft families.


In addition to repair & overhaul, AFI KLM E&M implements several services to support its airline customers wherever they are based, such as logistics, warranty management, pooling, loan & lease, exchange, procurement and financing, up to the development of ad hoc solutions close to the customer.


Human and technological expertise

AFI KLM E&M has a long tradition of quality and reliability brought about by its highly skilled professionals.
These men and women are continuously trained in the new technologies and are very motivated to tackle the new challenges these raise; as a result, the turn-over rate of employees is very low, thus greatly contributing to Quality production.

More than 30 national authorities have recognized this and granted approvals to AFI KLM E&M to perform component maintenance compliant with their regulations.

In addition to its airline customer fleets, AFI KLM E&M has been entrusted with the component maintenance of various military and NATO fleets, with aircraft such as A319, AWACS...

Key figures

> Over 60 000 components references  
> Over 1,800 aircraft under pool contract
> 1,100 customer requests dealt with each week
> More than 270 customers all around the world

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Adaptive Component Solutions: Maintenance to last

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Test, Repair & Overhaul

AFI KLM E&M offers large inhouse capabilities (up to 80% on some aircraft types). It tests, repairs and overhauls components in all ATA chapters in its state-of-the-art facilities.


Of all MROs, AFI KLM E&M has the largest number of ATEC test benches: 17 Series-6 ATEC benches, located in various places around the globe, available to check and analyze the latest generation of avionics and control systems. Our shops boast the latest tes equipment for expert fault diagnosis and for proof of excellent operations after repair. We also have in-house equipment calibration capability.


AFI KLM E&M has a license from EADS to develop Test Program Sets (TPS). Furthermore, it has the capability to design and manufacture test benches to carry out level 3 repairs for both digital and analog boards and units thus contributing to the global effort for sustainable development.

For those airlines who own inventory and prefer to manage their own components directly, test, repair & overhaul services are available  on a per-component basis (closed loop) with our   Single Component Solutions.



Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Pooling


One of the solutions AFI KLM E&M offers is component pooling (not to be confused with IATA Pool which functions on the basis of component rental for subscribers). A component pool comprises an extensive inventory of components configured at an optimum technical standard and common to several operators who benefit from economies of scale that cannot be materialized in a stand-alone scenario.

The supplier acts as a single source for all the customers in the pool contract, and handles on your  behalf the repairs and applicable modifications, writes the workscope, defines the optimum engineering standards, develops repair solutions  and brings the component to you wherever and whenever you need it. You  can thus concentrate on your core business: flying!

To provide for your immediate requirements, in addition to our main pools in Paris and Amsterdam, we have logistic centers at strategic locations like Miami, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. When operations require,  we can base dispatch-critical component inventory (Main Base Kit) very near your operational centers and manage the repairs of your unserviceable parts: TAT is therefore no longer an issue for you.

Pooling is today an established concept that delivers optimized component availability at minimum cost.  It generates economies of scale on smaller fleets and guarantees homogeneous standards to operators of large fleets.



Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - AOG


Under exceptional circumstances, when an aircraft is grounded, our AOG assistance service is staffed 24/7. It supports more than 400 A/C of the combined AIR FRANCE KLM Group fleets and is thus on-call to handle our customers dispatch-critical component requirements.

The component inventories are based in our two main logistic centers in Roissy-CDG and Schiphol-Amsterdam; regional inventories are also positioned in Asia and North America , ready to be shipped off. AFI KLM E&M benefits from the worldwide network of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, from its partners and from its cargo organization. We also work with a carefully selected set of logistic partners to guarantee global coverage alternatives.


Loan & Lease

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Loan & Lease


In addition, our customers can either loan or lease the required component or carry out a routine standard exchange with an up-to-date component standard in order to help them to keep their spare parts investment at a minimum level.


Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Support


To ensure the effective application of maintenance programs, AFI KLM E&M supplies customers with component management and engineering services in order to optimize the planning, technical status, repair development and timely availability for the whole component repair cycle.

As MRO for the fleets of AIR FRANCE KLM Group, AFI KLM E&M has best interest at  heart to improve component reliability and to select the modifications standards that will maximize MTBR (Mean Time Between Removals) while lowering removals.

Based on our extensive experience with the e-Enabled framework on our 777's, we leverage this know-how towards other new aircraft types such as 787. Our Engineering professionals can provide top-notch consultancy and support on e-Operations, Fleet Performance Management, and Aircraft Health Management services.

AFI KLM E&M also manages the warranties with the manufacturers on behalf of its customers.


Our provisioning services include the following

AFI KLM E&M - Components

Provisioning Recommendation (fleet phase-in / phase-out or utilization changes)
We are able to help you save money by advising you on an optimized component provisioning. AFI KLM E&M, thanks to its own experience as a large fleet maintenance operator, helps you to calculate your Initial Provisioning (new fleets) or inventory re-engineering (changing fleet standards or network and utilization changes).

AFI KLM E&M - Components

Branch Stock or Main Base Kit (MBK)
Most operators elect to have a locally-stored inventory of dispatch critical components to support the continued operation at their home base or outstations. AFI KLM E&M can recommend the composition of such a stock both in part numbers and quantities and take care of the procurement and logistics if so required. Such inventory is carefully monitored and adjusted as required to fit in the most suitable way the operational requirements of the airline, which results in substantial savings.

AFI KLM E&M - Components

Single Component Solutions
Our solutions include exchange, loans and leases, associated or not to repair.Components that are no longer used in AFI KLM E&M supported fleet and excess inventories are offered at attractive conditions.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Logistics Support


AFI KLM E&M operates a global logistics network to collect and transport components to every continent. It can offer comprehensive shipping solutions thanks to the support of AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo and its partner network. Main logistic centers are located in Paris, Amsterdam, Miami, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.


A traceability system enables customers to track the movements of the parts they need at all times.


Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Full Support


Operators that solely want to focus on their core business can rely on AFI KLM E&M's Full Component Support as a turnkey solution to all component maintenance and availability needs. Full Support Component Solutions are offered for all Aircraft types in our portfolio, either on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with partners like our JV Spairliners for A380 and E-Jet .

Our Full Support Programs offer the highest level of "ease-of-mind" for operators, enabling them to focus fully on their continued airline operations


AFI KLM E&M and Boeing offer a unique full component support solution, the Component Services Program (CSP), which brings to the airline customer the combined expertise and inventory of both the MRO and the OAM.


For 737NGs and 777s, it provides customers with guaranteed access to the components pool  while cutting their provisioning costs by up to 40% and relieving them of the administrative burden.  With the CSP, airlines can forecast confidently their component maintenance expenses while efficiently managing component availability.


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

Honeywell GTCP 131-9A
> The 131-9A APU is manufactured by Honeywell
> It is installed in the Airbus A318, A319, A320 or A321 aircraft
> The 131-9A is an ETOPS certified APU
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the 131-9A APU
> An alternate for the Honeywell 131-9A is the Hamilton Sundstrand APS3200

Honeywell GTCP 131-9B
> The 131-9B APU is manufactured by Honeywell
> It is installed in the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft (737-500, -600, -700, -800, -900)
> The 131-9B is an ETOPS certified APU
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the 131-9B APU

Honeywell GTCP 331-350
> 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

Honeywell GTCP 331-500
> The 331-500 APU is manufactured by Honeywell
> It is installed in the Boeing 777 Aircraft
> The 331-500 is an ETOPS certified APU
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the 331-500 APU

Hamilton Sundstrand APS2300
> The APS2300 APU is manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand
> It is installed in the Embraer EMB170/190 Aircraft
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the APS2300 APU

Hamilton Sundstrand APS3200
> The APS3200 APU is manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand
> It is installed in the Airbus A318, A319, A320 or A321 aircraft
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the APS3200
> The APS3200 is an alternate APU for the Honeywell GTCP 131-9A

Hamilton Sundstrand APS5000
> The APS5000 APU is manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand
> It is installed in the Boeing 787
> EPCOR is an OEM approved warranty repair station for the APS5000