AFI KLM E&M and Ampaire signed a memorandum of understanding at MRO Europe in London on 19 October that anticipates bringing the worldwide resources of AFI KLM E&M to the introduction and global support of electrified aircraft.
The memorandum of understanding encompasses a broad range of mutual interests – from aircraft development, maintenance training and support to data analytics. The two companies say they intend to accelerate the introduction of sustainable aviation by utilising their respective core competencies.
Ampaire is in the process of certifying its nine-seat hybrid-electric Eco Caravan, with a service introduction planned for 2024.
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.”