First GEnx Overhauled In AFI KLM E&M Engine Shop

Paris, Amstelveen, 23 February 2015 – The AFI KLM E&M engine shop at Schiphol recently completed its first “Quick Turn” shop visit on a GE Aviation GEnx-1B engine. This first operation is important as it marks the beginning of a product offer slated for substantial development in the years ahead. Franck Terner, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “AFI KLM E&M is proud to be able to showcase its skills and know-how as of now for its clients and their MRO needs as regards this cutting-edge engine that pushes the technology envelope.”

Large-scale planning efforts
AFI KLM E&M has actively geared up to get ready for the entry into service of the latest addition to the family of GE power plants in order to offer top quality service explains Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance “In May 2014 we began to develop our GEnx capabilities, our 3-phase program was designed to train personnel, bring facilities to operational readiness, acquire the tooling, and deploy procedures as rapidly as possible. This meant we have been able to launch our offering in six months only, and the three phases of the program have all been finalized by EASA certification.”

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and FTR support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,500 aircraft operated by 150 major international and domestic airlines.