Air France-KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has joined Pratt & Whitney’s global support network for GTF engines.
The MRO company said the collaboration positions it as a “key player” in the PW1500G aftermarket, with the ability to perform full overhauls for the engine type, from dismantling/assembly operations to certain parts repair and testing.
Air France has ordered 60 A220s as part of its fleet renewal strategy, with the option of adding 60 more.
“We are excited to welcome AFI KLM E&M to our distinguished network of shops,” said Pratt & Whitney’s executive director of GTF engine aftermarket Marc Meredith. “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.”
AFI KLM E&M’s executive vice president Anne Brachet commented: “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 to our capabilities strengthens our positioning on the next generation of platforms, boosts our offering to customers and enhances the technical expertise of our maintenance teams.”
The MRO company’s senior vice president group engine product Michael Grootenboer stated: “Adding GTF maintenance to our engine MRO portfolio means that AFI KLM E&M will perform maintenance on the new-generation engine platforms for all major engine OEMs, once again confirming our position as the leading OEM-independent engine MRO provider.”
AFI KLM E&M will begin receiving and working on PW1500G engines in the second quarter of 2023 in Paris.