AFI KLM E&Mthe MRO (Maintenance, repair and overhaul) subsidiary of the group Air France-KLMyesterday 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 – including the LEAP (A320neo and 737 MAX), Trent XWB (A350) and PW1500G (A220) engines. 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.
As a reminder, 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 the engine treatment. Following a logic of co-construction, nearly 250 employees will have been involved throughout the project in the definition of new processes and workspaces.
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).
“Single Roof is more than an industrial development project. It marks AFI KLM E&M’s desire to project engine maintenance activities into the future, at a time when the industry is moving towards new generation platforms. It also constitutes a promise of efficiency and comfort for our teams, thanks to workspaces optimized and designed with their users. It also demonstrates the local anchoring of AFI KLM E&M locally, which is long-term, associated with the desire to contribute to employment and the reception of tomorrow’s talents.“, declared Géry Mortreux, deputy general director of Air France Industries.