Local development

Supporting innovation  

Air France-KLM supports innovation through collaboration with small and medium firms (SMEs) and startups.
Air France:

  • signed the Charter for Public Companies in favor of Innovative SMEs
  • founder member of the Welcome City Lab, a startup incubator, aiming to foster innovation in the tourism sector.
  • participation in a coaching program (PLATO) involving 70 SMEs in the Paris-CDG area, and through the creation of a business association in the city of Orly.

KLM, Schiphol Airport, Rabobank and Technology University of Delft work together through the Mainport Innovation Fund. It aims to accelerate innovation in the aviation sector by investing in startups that contribute to sustainable, safe and efficient air transport.

Knowledge and skills for future generations

To ensure a match between the skills needs of the industry and the qualifications of job seekers, Air France-KLM invests in various organizations and education programs.
Air France is a founding member of 4 associations involved in information and training programs on aviation careers: Airemploi, Jeremy, AFMAé, Ingénieurs pour l’école.
KLM runs several programs for children and young people through collaboration with educative and integration associations (ROC, JINC and “ICT in the Clouds”)

Commited to the employment of vulnerable people

Air France signed the Business and Neighborhoods Charter, and also supports Second Chance Schools.
Air France supports workers with disabilities by working with sheltered sector companies.
KLM is a partner of Schiphol Aviation College, which brings together aviation businesses, vocational education institutions and authorities to help unemployed young people access the labour market.