Paris, Amstelveen, 21 June 2011 – AFI KLM E&M today launches its global training offering, combining resources from AFI KLM E&M centres in Paris and Amsterdam with those of its subsidiaries and partners Regional (Clermont-Ferrand), Brit Air (ICARE Flight Training Centre, Morlaix), KLM UK Engineering (Technical College, Norwich) and AFMAé (Apprentices Training Centre, Paris).
High value-added technical training
AFI KLM E&M is able to capitalize on its operational experience and in-depth knowledge of a large variety of aircraft types and engines to feed into and support its technical training offering.
AFI KLM E&M‘s training centers are EASA Part 147 approved maintenance training organizations, authorized to provide training, to conduct examinations listed in the Terms of Approval and to issue related certificates of recognition to aircraft maintenance personnel.
Frank Terner, President Air France Industries, “We guarantee quality training programs at competitive prices, designed to achieve an optimal balance between theory and practice and delivered by highly skilled instructors. The Group is in a strong position to offer aircraft availability for practical training with a combined fleet of 402 medium and long haul, as well as 192 regional aircraft”.
Adaptiveness through a vast range of “à la carte” services and products
Thanks to the respective expertise of its training centers, the AFI KLM E&M training offering extends from basic maintenance training in accordance with EASA Part 66/147 (Aircraft Maintenance License categories A, B1 and B2) to continuous training for regional fleets (Embraer, BAE 146, Fokker, ATR, Bombardier), narrow- and wide-bodies including latest-generation aircraft (A380, Boeing 777). AFI KLM E&M provides a large portfolio of courses, such as type training, OJT, HOT, Engine, Engine Run Up, Engineering and Structure & Cabin Repair courses, as well as an extended range of special training and Consulting Services.
Peter de Swert, Executive Vice President KLM Engineering and Maintenance said: “Adaptiveness is another imperative in our training offering. Because we are focused to satisfy the aircraft maintenance expectations of airlines through made-to-measure solutions, AFI KLM E&M pays the same kind of attention to the specific training needs of its customers, up to and including developing tailored, personalized programs and delivering them on customer premises.”
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 and 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 more than 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.