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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

AFI’s ‘Zephyr’ Engine Test Cell Enters Full-Scale Production

The new Air France Industries (AFI) KLM Engineering & Maintenance (E&M) engine test cell facility “Zephyr” at Paris-CDG airport has officially entered into service.

Zephyr is currently in use for GE90-94 and GE90-115 jet engine types, and AFI KLM E&M said the facility will become operational for a wide array of engines—including CFM family engines by the end of this year—and GP7000 power plants. The facility has both EASA and FAA approval. 

“In addition to the existing facilities in Amsterdam and Paris, Zephyr's entry into full-scale production is a major turning point in its Very Big Engines Maintenance operations since, henceforth, the Group can offer the complete and adaptive array of general overhaul services, especially for GE90 family engines, from removal, to module and part repairs, to the final test phase,” said AFI KLM E&M in a statement.

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