Airbus’s Michael Grootenboer to join AFI KLM in February 2018
December 23, 2017: In a recent development, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has roped in Airbus' head of airframe supply management, Michael Grootenboer to head its engineering bases in Paris and Amsterdam.
Air France Industries KLM is expected to join Air France Industries KLM as senior vice president-engines product on February 1, 2018.
Grootenboer is an aircraft engineer who graduated from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). Before joining Air France KLM, he was with Airbus group where he headed a range of technical and management functions, and was as part of the airframer's A350 and A330neo programs.
Since 2016, he was the head of plant programs at the Airbus facility at Bremen, Germany.
According to the company, Grootenboer will be responsible to serve AFI KLM E&M customer fleets worldwide via its engineering bases located in Paris and Amsterdam, and also through its international network of specialised subsidiaries and joint ventures, including CRMA (part and sub-assembly repairs), airfoils advanced solutions (compressor blades and stator vanes repair), and bonus tech (engine teardown).
"I am honored to be joining one of the world MRO market leaders, and I am enthusiastically looking forward to this new mission. Between the adaptive services, we are developing for the new generation of engines such as Trent XWB, GEnx and LEAP, and the exclusive innovations we deploy, including our Prognos for Engines predictive maintenance solution - AFI KLM E&M has a formidable portfolio of skills for improving the reliability of its clients' engines, optimizing their on-wing lifespan, and guaranteeing maximum availability for their fleet at the best possible cost," said Grootenboer.