AFI KLM E&M obtains FAA certification to install RAVE system on AerCap 777s

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 2, 2019 15:38

AFI KLM E&M obtains FAA certification to install RAVE system on AerCap 777s

On 9 January this year, AFI KLM E&M was awarded Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) certification authorising AerCap’s three 777s to resume operations. AFI KLM E&M had reconfigured and retrofitted the cabins with Zodiac Aerospace’s RAVE IFE system – a world first on Boeing 777-300ERs.

AerCap ordered the cabin retrofit for the three aircraft in October 2017 prior to their transfer to another airline. The retrofit was designed to maximize the aircraft’s seating capacity using proven AFI KLM E&M expertise on the 777 product.

AFI KLM E&M personnel adapted to the technical constraints involved in the retrofit, as it was necessary to adapt the RAVE system to the architecture of a 777-300 and develop technical solutions to guarantee IFE operation aboard.

Joe Venuto, Chief Technical Officer at AerCap said, “It was a pleasure to work with the AFI KLM E&M team on this project. The team’s unrivaled experience working with the Boeing 777 coupled with their tailored suite of solutions provided AerCap with the level of support we expect and require.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 2, 2019 15:38