On September 13, 2023, AFI KLM E&M inaugurated its new Engine workshop on the Orly platform. Central part of the Single Roof project whose stated aim is to strengthen AFI KLM E&M’s position in terms of engine maintenance and to support its development on new generation products, namely the CFMI LEAP turbojets (which power the A320neo and 737 MAX ), Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (A350) and Pratt & Whitney PW1500G (A220).
On September 13, 2023, AFI KLM E&M inaugurated its new Engine workshop on the Orly platform. The installation is a central part of the Single Roof project, the ambition of which is to strengthen AFI KLM E&M’s position on the best industry standards in engine maintenance and to support its development of new products. generation – LEAP (A320neo and 737 MAX), Trent XWB (A350), PW1500G (A220). This event represents a new major step in the progress of the project, after its launch in 2019 and the laying of the first stone at the end of 2021. It will be finalized at the beginning of 2024, at the end of the reorganization of Building 34 (Henri Farman), now attached in the new workshop.
An investment for the future
Single Roof is a major project for the future of AFI KLM E&M’s Engine Support product, whose vocation is both industrial and organizational. In conjunction with the construction of the new building – which joins the Constellation and Henri Farman workshops to bring them together under one roof – it includes an overhaul and restructuring of processes in order to gain efficiency in processing. engines. Following a logic of co-construction, nearly 250 employees will have been involved throughout the project in the definition of new processes and workspaces.
4,200m² of cutting-edge industrial resources
With the creation of this ultra-modern 4,200m² building, equipped with cutting-edge industrial resources, and the implementation of the new organization, engine processing times are reduced by 15%. In addition to facilitating the maintenance of new generation engines which contribute to the Air France-KLM group’s decarbonization trajectory, the design of the building itself will significantly reduce AFI KLM E&M’s carbon footprint. This new investment strengthens AFI KLM E&M’s cutting-edge maintenance infrastructure, combined with the recognized performance of the Amsterdam and CDG engine workshops, including in particular a test bench for very large engines (“Very Big”). Engines”, VBE).
Employment and integration
By acquiring a brand new industrial facility in Orly and positioning itself on new generation engines, AFI KLM E&M is demonstrating its confidence in the future and the sustainability of its activities in the Ile-de-France region. This long-term anchoring is accompanied by a strong commitment to the employment and professional integration of young people in the department. More broadly, Single Roof will be a major vector of employment and integration of young apprentices into AFI KLM E&M’s local activities.