Triumph Group and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) announced that they are in discussions to enter a strategic alliance that will give airlines and MRO customers global coverage for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the aftermarket.
The alliance would benefit airline customers by providing seamless global support regardless of location while simplifying the airlines’ supplier bases all in a manner that leverages the cost-effective solutions these leading third-party and operator/MROs are able to deliver to airlines.
The scope of the partnership would be wide ranging and include services such as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), spares pooling, efficient transregional coverage, and repair development for the aerostructures and engine nacelles for some new generation of aircraft.
“More and more, our customers are seeking the help of providers that offer a global footprint for aerostructures, and our collaboration with Triumph is the perfect complement to AFI KLM E&M’s other global locations where we can deliver complete solutions to our joint airline customers,” said M. Johann Panier, Senior Vice President Business Development for AFI KLM E&M.
“The partnership would leverage each party’s strengths -Triumph’s demonstrated ability to deliver cost-effective solutions for aerostructures repair with the direct market insights and experiences of AFI KLM E&M which would result in the best MRO solutions for our customers,” said William Kircher, Executive Vice President for Triumph Product Support.
The partnership is subject to the negotiation of definitive agreements and other customary closing conditions.