AFI KLM E&M has expanded its capabilities to encompass maintenance services for the CFM International LEAP engine powering the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX.
An announcement by the aftermarket business of the French-Dutch airline group on Monday (Oct. 2) said services would cover both on-wing and on-site support and shop visits on the engine type.
Specific engine types include the -1A variant for the A320neo and the -1B variant for the 737 MAX. AFI KLM E&M has before pinpointed the LEAP – the successor to the CFM56 family engine – alongside other new generation engine types the GEnx and Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB as being central to its future engine MRO strategy.
Part of this included expanding its aircraft predictive maintenance software tool Prognos to engines – unveiled at this year’s Paris Air Show.
Anne Brachet, EVP Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “Through its global network of engine shops, AFI KLM E&M will be providing airlines operating the LEAP engine with on-wing and on-site support along with shop repair and maintenance services, ranging from inspection to shop visits at its facilities in Paris and Amsterdam.”
This year, the order book for the LEAP engine family surpassed more than 14,000 commitments.