Present on the Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance stand at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, CRMA, an Air France KLM subsidiary, is getting ready to celebrate its…60th anniversary.
In 1957, CRMA (Aeronautical Equipment Construction and Repair Company) was founded in Issy-les-Moulineaux from the merger of two emblematic companies in the French aviation sector, Salmson engines and Voisin airplanes. CRMA started out in the military aircraft overhaul market. The company developed its business and became part of UTA, in 1978, offering support for civil aircraft.
A triple expertise
CRMA specialized in the overhaul of mechanical parts, repair of civil and military engine modules and equipment maintenance – brakes, galleys, etc. In 1991, on joining the Air France Group, CRMA set up its activity on an ultra-modern site in Elancourt (Yvelines). Within a few years, the company had developed from a workshop structure into a company in its own right, forging its reputation for excellence with airlines, European engine workshops and aeronautical parts distributors – GE, AF KLM, Safran, Iberia, MTU, etc. It subsequently abandoned its military business to concentrate on latest-generation civil engine parts, refocusing its activity around more strategic centres (repair development, industrial investment).
Its Apollo development project, launched a year ago and designed to develop capacity at its site, should provide it, by 2018, with the means to realize its ambitions.
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