AFI KLM E&M approved for Leap maintenance

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 5, 2018 16:11

AFI KLM E&M approved for Leap maintenance

AFI KLM E&M has received approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to carry out on-wing/on site work on Leap-type engines. The MRO group has already received approval from the European Air Safety Agency (EASA).

AFI KLM E&M is continuing to ramp up its Leap industrialisation program. The group is now also able to offer its services to North American airlines operating the new-generation engine.

AFI KLM E&M is already carrying out the first wing/on site work on LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines. The scope of that work may include engine build-up services, borescope inspections, or changing Line Replaceable Units (LRU).

“FAA approval is a further milestone in the development of our dedicated LEAP maintenance offering,” says Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering and Maintenance. “AFI KLM E&M is now approved to offer its services to all operators of the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines equipping the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX worldwide.”

Most recently, AFI KLM E&M has successfully completed an engine build-up workscope on a LEAP-1B engine for TUI Group at its Amsterdam-Schiphol facility.

 

“TUI is very satisfied with the services delivered by AFI KLM E&M teams in respect of the engine build-up,” says Anders Nordkvist, Head of Powerplant & End of Lease, TUI Group Engineering & Maintenance. “We are well aware of the quality and reliability of the MRO Group’s work, carrying out on-wing/on-site interventions on Boeing 787s for TUI airlines, and we thus confidently looked to their expertise for this LEAP workscope.”

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 5, 2018 16:11