Paris, Amstelveen, 21 December 2017 - Michael Grootenboer will join AFI KLM E&M on 1 February 2018 as Senior Vice President Engines Product. He will be tasked with further growing this activity to serve AFI KLM E&M customer fleets worldwide via the Group's engineering bases in Paris and Amsterdam and also through its international network of specialized subsidiaries and joint ventures, including CRMA (part and sub-assembly repairs), Airfoils Advanced Solutions (compressor blades and stator vanes repair), and Bonus Tech (engine teardown).

When his appointment was announced, Michael Grootenboer said: "I am honored to be joining one of the world MRO market leaders, and I am enthusiastically looking forward to this new mission. Between the adaptive services we are developing for the new generation of engines such as Trent XWB, GEnx and LEAP, and the exclusive innovations we deploy, including our Prognos for Engines predictive maintenance solution - AFI KLM E&M has a formidable portfolio of skills for improving the reliability of its clients' engines, optimizing their on-wing lifespan, and guaranteeing maximum availability for their fleet at the best possible cost."

Michael Grootenboer, 39, is an aircraft engineer who graduated from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). Until joining AIR FRANCE KLM, he spent his entire working life in the Airbus Group, occupying a range of technical and management functions, especially as part of the airframer's A350 and A330neo programs. Since 2016, he has been Head of Plant Programs at the Airbus facility in Bremen (Germany).