Triumph Group and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance form joint venture, named xCelle Americas

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Triumph Group and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have finalized the formation of their joint venture (JV) under the name xCelle Americas, to overhaul nacelles for new-generation aircraft at Triumph’s Hot Springs, Arkansas repair facility.

xCelle Americas will perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for “new gen” nacelles on Boeing 787s, Boeing 737MAXs, Airbus A320neos, and Airbus A350 aircraft for operators in North and South America. Acting through its affiliation with AFI KLM E&M, xCelle Americas will perform Boeing 787 nacelle repairs under Air France’s license from Rohr (Collins Aerospace), thus expanding Air France’s licensed repair capabilities for those nacelles to the Americas.

The formation of xCelle Americas advances important strategic objectives for both Triumph and AFI KLM E&M, expanding the reach of AFI KLM E&M’s nacelle MRO capabilities and Boeing 787 license into the Americas and enabling Triumph to be positioned on new gen nacelles business, thus supporting key North and South American customers on the core of their future fleets. With this JV, Triumph and AFI KLM E&M will achieve a first step in their strategic partnership and their ambition to provide local support to airlines.

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