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Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance Joins Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO Network
Pratt & Whitney will expand their global GTF network to include Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M). The facility will service PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220, with full disassembly, assembly and testing capabilities.
On Tuesday (November 8, 2022), Pratt & Whitney welcomed Air France Industries KLM Engineering (AFI KLM E&M) to their global GTF MRO network. The Group’s MRO facility will service Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220, with full disassembly, assembly and testing capabilities. Today’s announcement was recognized at a signing ceremony at Air France KLM Group’s headquarters in Paris, France. With over 10,000 orders and commitments from more than 90 customers, GTF engines now power over 1,300 aircraft with 62 operators worldwide across three aircraft families.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Executive Director – GTF Engine Aftermarket, Marc Meredith, said,
“Air France received their first A220-300 aircraft in September of 2021, and today we are excited to welcome AFI KLM E&M to our distinguished network of shops. Their experience as an operator and established MRO provider will be a strong asset in providing world-class maintenance services to the growing GTF fleet. With engine orders increasing, it has become critical to expand our global MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers like AFI KLM E&M to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers.”
Air France-KLM’s Executive Vice President – Engineering and Maintenance, Anne Brachet, added,
“We are pleased to join the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO network. We have been providing maintenance services for more than 90 years, growing and adapting with the evolving aviation industry. Adding the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine among our capabilities strengthens our positioning on the next generation of platforms, boots our offerings to customers and furthers the technical expertise of our maintenance teams.”
AFI KLM E&M is the latest European engine center to join the GTF MRO network, complementing MTU Aero Engines and two Lufthansa Technik facilities in Germany, EME Aero in Poland, OGMA in Portugal and SR Technics in Switzerland. Following their first induction, which is expected in H1 2023, AFI KLM E&M’s Paris facility will become the third MRO in the region to service PW1500G engines.
A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.
Source: Pratt & Whitney