On 14 April 2015, AFI KLM E&M was nominated 2015 MRO* of the Year by US weekly magazine Aviation Week, in the category "Outstanding Airline Maintenance". This prestigious award was presented at a ceremony organized during the MRO Americas 2015 trade show, in Miami, USA.
Aviation Week's MRO Awards of the Year recognize the expertise and innovative services provided by the world's best MRO players. The award presented to AFI KLM E&M recognizes the efficient and comprehensive technical support solutions offered by the AIR FRANCE KLM Group's MRO sector, designed for the latest generation of aircraft, including the A380, the Boeing 787 and A350. With this award, industry professionals recognize AFI KLM E&M's on-going efforts to improve its maintenance offer and the quality of its services, as well as its capacity to adapt to the real requirements of new and existing generations of aircraft.
This award also highlights the efforts undertaken and active commitment in improving the economic performance of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group's industrial branch, and offers the encouragement to continue along this path.
Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, stated during the award ceremony: "We are proud to receive this award. On the strength of their twofold role as MRO supplier and airline, our highly-qualified teams constantly seek to roll out the best maintenance solutions and extend our capacities. This award will provide encouragement to all AFI KLM E&M staff to continue along this ambitious path."
AFI KLM E&M has also been awarded 2014 and 2015 MRO of the Year by the specialist magazine Airline Economics.
* Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul