Paris, Amstelveen, 12 February 2010 – Robert Anton today takes over as AFI’s Senior Vice-President, Component Services, the entity in charge of the MR0’s components and logistics services arm. He replaces Pierre Bosse, who today joints Regional an Air France subsidiary as Deputy CEO Regional.
Robert Anton, 54, is Ingénieur en Chef des Ponts et Chaussées. After graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), he started out in 1980, in charge of the office for major airlines supervision, in the Air Transport Section of DGAC, the French Civil Aviation Authority.
In 1984 he moved to the Air France Maintenance Division, where he worked as a Maintenance Engineer for the Cabins Division in Orly. In 1986 he took in charge the Air France Cargo Transport Division, at Roissy cargo terminal.
From 1990 to 1993, he was deputy director of the Flight Support and Aeronautical Infrastructure department of Air France Flight Operations Division.
Between 1993 and 1996 he served as head of the Avionics Division, then project manager for the Reorganization of the Components activity before going on to head of Operations, Components Services at Air France Industries.
In 1997 he was appointed Air France Station Manager at Nice airport and then, in 2000, at Paris-CDG airport’s Terminal F.
From 2001 to 2006 he was Director of Flight Support and Aeronautical Infrastructures department of the Air France Flight Operations Division.
From 2006 to 2009 he was Vice President in charge of Distributed Information Systems at the Air France IT Division.
Most recently, in May 2009, he was appointed Vice President in charge of Product, Strategy and Development, of Air France Industries Component Services Division.
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 and the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by upwards of 150 major international airlines.
From 2007 he was Director MRO at KLM Engineering & Maintenance's Engines Division; under his leadership, the Division cut CFM56 engine overhaul shop time from 85 to 60 days.
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