Jun 21, 2017: Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, a leading provider of MRO services and Rolls-Royce has announced that AFI KLM E&M is to become part of the Rolls Royce CareNetwork during the Paris Air Show 2017. Under a maintenance programme coordinated by Rolls-Royce, AFI KLM E&M is to produce industrial capabilities dedicated to the Trent XWB and repair solutions devoted to Rolls-Royce engine parts and components.
With 25 aircraft on order and options for a further 25, the Air France KLM group will be a major operator of the A350 powered by the Trent XWB. Besides, AFI KLM E&M and Rolls-Royce will extend their cooperation to the sphere of repairs on Rolls-Royce engine parts and components.
Based on AFI KLM E&M experience as an airline-MRO with proven expertise in developing innovative repair processes, Rolls-Royce and AFI KLM E&M will deliver value as a Rolls-Royce parts repair supplier. First repairs to be implemented by AFI KLM E&M are Trent 1000 LPC shaft and IPC front stub shafts, and Trent 1000/Trent XWB Tiled Combustion chambers.
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Aerospace, said, "We are delighted that Air France KLM opted for the A350 and the Trent XWB for their long-haul operations. This agreement paved the way for AFI KLM E&M to develop capabilities on Trent XWB MRO. We welcome them as part of the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork."
Anne Brachet, executive vice president, AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added, "We are delighted to join the CareNetwork. Thanks to the engineering capabilities and repairs that we will be developing in partnership with Rolls-Royce, we will bring greater value for the Trent engines products, destined for a long and brilliant career.”