CFM and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance Expand LEAP MRO Network
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has signed a CFM Branded Service Agreement for MRO services on CFM LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines. By offering LEAP MRO Services, AFI KLM E&M will capitalize on their engine operating and maintenance expertise.
On Wednesday (October 19, 2022), CFM announced that Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) for LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engine MRO services. Under the agreement, AFI KLM E&M will capitalize on their capabilities and expertise in both the operation and maintenance of their large portfolio of aircraft engines. With a large group of operators, demand for LEAP MRO services is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. AFI KLM E&M is the world’s largest independent MRO service provider, and will provide LEAP engine services at their state-of-the-art facilities in Paris and Amsterdam.
In Wednesday’s announcement, CFM International’s parent company, Safran Aircraft Engines’ Vice President Support Services, François Planaud, said,
“CFM is proud to have AFI KLM E&M join the LEAP MRO team. The addition of such a major, reputable provider greatly enhances and strengthens our open MRO network. With its vast experience on engines such as the CFM56, GE90 and GEnx product lines, its innovative capabilities, and its ongoing focus on designing new solutions, AFI KLM E&M will undoubtedly make significant contributions to the continued development of world-class support for the LEAP engine, throughout its life.”
Also commenting on the new CBSA agreement, Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance’s Executive Vice President, Anne Brachet, said,
“We are pleased to join the global maintenance network for the LEAP engine. This CBSA agreement with CFM is a recognition of AFI KLM E&M’s know-how and expertise in supporting new-generation engines, and marks another key step in the development of our engine MRO service portfolio. I want to sincerely thank our partner CFM for its ongoing support in scaling up our LEAP activities.”
The CFM LEAP Family of engines continue to set new industry standards for utilization and sustainability. The combined fleet has logged over 23 million commercial flight hours, while delivering 15-20 percent better fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, as well as a substantially smaller noise footprint versus previous generation engines. Since entering service in 2016, CFM LEAP engines have allowed operators to save over 15 million tons of CO2.
Source: CFM International