AFI KLM E&M creates new spare management business AAF Spares

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AFI KLM E&M creates new spare management business AAF Spares

AFI KLM E&M has officially announced the creation of a Miami-based centre dedicated to asset management operations in the Americas. Named AAF Spares LLC, the business is wholly-owned by AAF Spares Limited, the 50/50 joint venture set up by AFI KLM E&M and Avtrade in 2011. This established partnership has developed a range of innovative global aircraft component services solutions designed to fit with the requirements of airlines and fleet operators worldwide. AAF Spares LLC offers component support, including trading (sales, loans and exchanges) and Base kit leasing for Airbus A320, A330/340 and Boeing 737, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft to aviation customers throughout the Americas region.

Focused on customer expectations and the needs of the aviation market in the Americas, AAF Spares LLC will provide maximum spares availability using its own inventory as well as those of Avtrade and AFI KLM E&M. With a wealth of aircraft component knowledge and experience, spares management and optimization capabilities, combined with access to an efficient and strong global logistics network, the AAF Spares Limited subsidiary is able to offer an effective service and meet all the requirements of airlines operating throughout the Americas.

Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “With AAF Spares LLC, the Group is consolidating its MRO network in America and will provide a competitive top-quality spares service to operators across the Americas. In addition to enjoying dedicated access to the spares inventories of its parent companies, AAF Spares LLC will also benefit from the local expertise of AFI KLM E&M repair shops, and in particular those of its AMG subsidiary, to deliver genuine service excellence to its clients.”

Graeme Brooks, Avtrade Chief Executive Officer added: “I am delighted that Avtrade can bring its decades of extensive component support expertise to AAF Miami in order to be able to successfully trade within the Americas.”

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