Starting from the 1 February, 2018, Michael Grootenboer will serve as AFI KLM E&M’s SVP of Engines Product. As part of his new role, Grootenboer is tasked in servicing the group’s customer fleets worldwide.
The new SVP of Engines Product will oversee operations of the group’s engineering bases in Paris and Amsterdam, as well as engage AFI KLM E&M’s global network of specialised subsidiaries and joint ventures. The latter will includes CRMA, Airfoils Advanced Solutions, and Bonus Tech.
An aircraft engineer who graduated from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Grootenboer spent the bulk of his professional career with the Airbus Group. Holding a variety of roles with both technical and management functions, Grootenboer was actively involved in a number of the airframer’s programs, which include the A350 and A330neo projects.
Prior to joining AFI KLM E&M, he served as the head of Plant Programs at the Airbus facility in Bremen, Germany, a position he has held since 2016.
When his appointment was announced, Michael Grootenboer said: "I am honored to be joining one of the world MRO market leaders, and I am enthusiastically looking forward to this new mission.
He added: “Between the adaptive services we are developing for the new generation of engines such as Trent XWB, GEnx and LEAP, and the exclusive innovations we deploy, including our Prognos for Engines predictive maintenance solution.
“AFI KLM E&M has a formidable portfolio of skills for improving the reliability of its clients' engines, optimising their on-wing lifespan, and guaranteeing maximum availability for their fleet at the best possible cost."