May 2, 2013
AFI KLM E&M to obtain FRA21 military approval
In late March, AFI KLM E&M was awarded FRA21 approval following an audit by the DSAE State Air Safety Department, the French Air Force, and the DGA General Directorate for Armament. The approval means that not only will AFI KLM E&M be able to carry out design work on the French Air Force’s AWACS, but also to certificate it. Although AFI KLM E&M already benefits from its long experience in overhaul, repair and modification work on the French Air Force’s AWACS and C135s, the new approval further endorses the MRO’s military product knowhow and skills. AFI KLM E&M is currently the only MRO to benefit from dual FRA21 and FRA145 approval. The latter, which covers overhauls to military aircraft, was obtained in April 2011.