Ampaire sign MoU with Air France Industries to provide fleet support


Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI) and Ampaire have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide support for Ampaire’s aircraft. 

The MoU covers a range of mutual interests from aircraft development and maintenance training to support and data analytics.

Kevin Noertker, Ampaire founder and CEO, said: “Ampaire and AFI KLM E&M will work together to explore maintenance support for game-changing low-emissions aircraft on a worldwide basis. AFI KLM E&M’s powerful global network and strong expertise will give operators everywhere high technical confidence in new propulsion systems. These systems will also provide optimised maintenance costs compared to conventional turbines.”

Under the MoU, the companies will develop training for a worldwide network of ground engineers, installing Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) upgrades and, potential component pooling and operational data analysis.

Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “This MoU anticipates a future with expanded new ways of air transportation options hand-in-hand with lower emissions. We have chosen to collaborate with Ampaire because their approach is visionary and also extremely methodical and practical, which means these beneficial technologies can be already introduced in the very near future.”

The news comes days after Ampaire announced a partnership with Tamarack Aerospace to develop winglets for its fleet.