AFI KLM E&M, an MRO company subsidiary of Air France-KLM, and Moog Inc. (Moog), a North American OEM, put their official stamp on the creation of a strategic component maintenance agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, AFI KLM E&M provides repair services, parts supply and assistance with capability development for Moog-designed products.

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Its products are integrated on new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350 XWB.

According to the MRO company, the partnership between the two groups involves the sharing of repair workload, engineering experience, expertise and data. AFI KLM E&M and Moog will also strive to jointly develop repair procedures designed to optimize component reliability and reduce related maintenance costs.

Mark Brooks, General Manager Commercial Aftermarket at Moog, said: “Delivering world class products and services, both technically and operationally to our customers is our ultimate goal. This partnership is an opportunity for us, as an OEM, to benefit from the component MRO expertise of a major MRO/airline organization.”

The MRO company subsidiary of Air France-KLM AFI KLM E&M and Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) announce a further step in their long-standing, long-term partnership. In 2016, AFI KLM E&M has been selected by GOL as a strategic provider for part of its fleet of 122 Boeing Next-Generation 737s, handling CFM56-7 maintenance and repairs at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In accordance with such agreement, AFI KLM E&M have started to receive the awarded engines from January 2017.

Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added: “Through this partnership, AFI KLM E&M is pursuing its policy of forming strategic partnerships with OEMs. Moog is a major OEM for new-generation aircraft, and our cooperation will allow us to optimally position ourselves and provide the most competitive repair services for their products, for the benefit of our client airlines.”

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