As of today, Anne Brachet has been appointed Executive Vice President Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance. She takes over from Franck Terner, appointed as Air France Chief Executive Officer on November 2nd.
Anne Brachet will pursue the AFI KLM E&M strategy and drive its growth at the service of the Air France-KLM Group airlines and third-party client airlines.
With a diploma in engineering, a post-graduate diploma in business management and another in management studies, Anne Brachet began her career as quality manager at Delpeyrat. She then moved to Servair, an Air France group subsidiary specialized in catering and airport ground services, where between 1994 and 1998 she was successively Head of Operations and Head of Sales, Overseas Airlines. She subsequently worked for Orgaconseil as a Senior Manager in the Industry and Services sector, returning once more to work for the Air France Group in 2000. After heading up the Aircraft supply chain until May 2004, she was subsequently appointed to run the Le Bourget Maintenance Centre, where she was mostly involved with Through Life support for the French Air Force's fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft, and with Special Fleets, and Aerostructures maintenance.
In June 2005, Anne Brachet was appointed Head of the Air France Industries Engine Overhaul Division and has helped oversee major industrial development projects such as the integration of new generation products (GE90 and GP7200) and the construction of new maintenance facilities, including the Constellation engine shop at Orly, and Zephyr, the new engine test cell, at Roissy-CDG.
In December 2012, she was appointed SVP Engineering and Airframe for AFI, before taking the helm at Air France Industries in 2013.
"AFI KLM E&M is a global leader in its sector, recognized for the quality of its products and services, for its innovation-driven mindset and its ability to adapt and offer its customers the most competitive solutions. I am extremely pleased that the experience and professionalism demonstrated by Anne Brachet can be used to benefit the entire Group" stated Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.
Commenting on her appointment, Anne Brachet said: "I am truly proud to be appointed to head up AFI KLM E&M, the second largest supplier of MRO services on the global market and market leader for new-generation aircraft fleets. I will strive to pursue the efforts made in recent years to ensure AFI KLM E&M is the go-to brand for airline maintenance. Our profile as an MRO/Airlines, expert in the operational challenges facing today’s airlines, our global MRO network, and the vast experience and total dedication of our people, are all strengths we will be able to leverage as we seek to achieve that ambition."