Paris, Amstelveen, 03 April 2012 - Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation and Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance have signed a long-term repair license agreement for providing MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) services on Hamilton Sundstrand's components for the Boeing 787.
This relationship allows AFI KLM E&M to expand its nose-to-tail service by including in its portfolio of services Hamilton Sundstrand components to Boeing 787 customers, including latest technologies (replacing bleed systems) and new liquid cooling systems. For the 787, as for other aircraft types in the past, AFI KLM E&M will continue its successful path of developing and applying sophisticated repairs. The agreement also enables AFI KLM E&M to become an official member of Hamilton Sundstrand's 787 MRO supplier network.
From Dream to Reality
"Hamilton Sundstrand believes the 787 structure will improve worldwide customer service on our systems with the newest relationship with AFI KLM E&M," said Jim Patrick, vice president and general manager Customer Service of Hamilton Sundstrand. "AFI KLM E&M's vast experience as a global operator and its long and extensive experience in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, industry will provide a unique prospective to successfully support our customers." AFI KLM E&M and Hamilton Sundstrand are already cooperating in on-site-support and repair services for components and projects for other aircraft to increase the reliability of components or the development of new repair methods. Franck Terner, President of Air France Industries and Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: "This collaboration feels as a logical expansion of the strong relationship we have had over many years with Hamilton Sundstrand. With this partnership, we are pleased to offer to our customers extended 787 adaptive solutions. As Air France KLM has ordered 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft and have taken options for another 25, we will also be able to include our operational experience as an operator in our global services to our customers."
About Hamilton Sundstrand
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation and a key supplier in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program. With 2011 sales of $6.2 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional and corporate aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). United Technologies' products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, and UTC Fire & Security systems.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.