On the occasion of the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) Europe exhibition in Amsterdam, AFI KLM E&M has displayed its ambitions in the field of solutions dedicated to future fleets of urban air mobility : VTOL (vertical take-off and landing aircraft), electric drones and taxis, hybrid-electric fleets, hydrogen fleets, etc.
Already having extensive training capabilities based on its organization and its three main bases in Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Norwich (United Kingdom), AFI KLM E&M plans to launch during the first half of 2025 a offer dedicated to technical training for mechanics on these new types of flying devices.
The objective is to be ready to provide this training to customers as soon as these new fleets are certified by the authorities (in particular EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and can fly commercially at large ladder. VTOLs and other flying vehicles dedicated to urban mobility will need trained and certified technicians and mechanics, mastering both new technologies and the state of the art of MRO to guarantee efficient, safe and sustainable operations.
“As a multi-product MRO with large capacities and long experience in technical training as well as the commissioning of new fleets, it is our role to prepare for this deadline, to mobilize our ecosystem and to increase the skills of our experts to be ready on the big day, when it is necessary to respond to the needs of the market with concrete, adapted and efficient operational solutions. This means preparing for it today, upgrading our instructors’ skills, and designing new training materials,” commented Pierre Teboul, commercial director of AFI KLM E&M.