Paris, Amstelveen, April 27, 2021 – In 2019, the Air France-KLM Group announced an order for 60 Airbus A220s. With the first Air France A220 due to fly at the end of 2021, AFI KLM E&M has finalized its supply-chain and industrial development program, positioning itself as a major player in the maintenance of this new aircraft, and ready to support operators of this single-aisle aircraft worldwide..
AFI KLM E&M, a complete range of component support
Owing to its in-depth expertise in the latest generation of aircraft, AFI KLM E&M has already designed and is able to market a complete nose-to-tail components support for A220 operators. AFI KLM E&M is building dedicated in-house capabilities, in particular by investing in sufficient inventories to guarantee rapid access to spare parts, but also by adapting its engineering skills to provide the best possible operational service. With pool access, 24/7 AOG support, parts availability and a wide range of additional services such as Initial Provisioning and Entry Into Service support, Main Base Kit implementation, line maintenance solutions and aerostructures capabilities, AFI KLM E&M's offer is adapted to all A220 support needs.
Additionally, EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in APUs and pneumatic components, announced in February 2021 the expansion of MRO services on APU GTCP131-9C equipping the A220, licensed by the OEM.
AFI KLM E&M's offer is adapted to all A220 support needs. AFI KLM E&M has acquired credibility from its expertise and Adaptivenessâ, building long-term win-win partnerships and competitive agreements with OEMs to support the market. The nose-to-tail industrial solutions enable AFI KLM E&M to deliver unique quality of service to its customers.
A reliable player backed by a global network: a unique expertise on your doorstep
Building on the skills developed for the components support of the Airbus family of aircraft, A320, A330, A380 and more recently the introduction of the A350, AFI KLM E&M has developed a full range of services, available worldwide. Thanks to its powerful network of logistics centers located at major airports on all continents, as well as components workshops close to its customers' operations, AFI KLM E&M is able to serve its customers wherever they operate.
“Whether in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa or Oceania, we are opening up new alternative routes for A220 operators by offering them competitive, reliable and proven solutions. Convinced of the Airline-MRO mindset of our solutions, several A220 operators have already shown great interest in joining the AFI KLM E&M components pool,” declared Benjamin Moreau, SVP AFI KLM E&M Components Product
Connecting A220s to AFI KLM E&M know-how
Like all connected aircraft operated or supported by AFI KLM E&M, the A220 benefits from the advantages of the predictive maintenance suite and "Big Data" services: PROGNOSâ. Firstly, PROGNOSâ for Inventory, which enables inventories to be sized as accurately as possible and deliver the best service level to airliners operations, but also PROGNOSâ for Aircraft, which anticipates on component repairs needs, thus avoiding operational constraints. Under license from Honeywell, EPCOR, the 100% AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in APU support, is also able to monitor the GTCP131-9C fitted to the A220 thanks to PROGNOSâ for APU.
Its expertise as an Airline-MRO and its long experience with the Airbus family of aircraft have enabled AFI KLM E&M to develop one of the most comprehensive and competitive component support offers on the market, making it a reference partner for A220 operators.