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CRMA celebrates its 60 years and affirms its ambition

On Thursday 21st of September, CRMA was celebrating its 60 years of existence. Back onto this convivial, intergenerational and forward-looking event!

The first part of the ceremony was marked by speeches focused on the past and the future of CRMA under careful listening of the employees.
Jean-Marc JANAILLAC, CEO of Air France KLM took care to reaffirm his trust towards CRMA as well as the will of the Group to invest in the maintenance area.

Secondly, José-Marie LOUIS, chairman of the board of CRMA and President E&M Engine Products, recounted the history of the company and thanked the teams for their daily commitment over the years.

On this occasion were reaffirmed the distinctive values of CRMA shared by all the employees: innovation, commitment, excellence and together. These ones have a common purpose: supply to our customers an optimal service.

If you want to learn more about CRMA’s history, click here.

Finally, Anne BRACHET, Executive Vice President Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, highlighted the need to develop repairs in the aero maintenance area which implies to use the latest technologies, to be precise and flexible.

These statements were materialized by Dimitri JASMAIN (Industrial Strategy Director), Benjamin MOREAU (CEO of CRMA) accompanied by Anne BRACHET by the laying of the first stone of the capacity extension of 2500 sqm for the production site (Apollo Project).

Apollo is an integral part of the strategy of CRMA which consists in adapting our production capacity to the demand and optimize our performance maintaining the reliability and the quality of our repairs.

If you want to learn more about Apollo project, click here.

The ceremony has continued with the viewing of a film about the 60 years of CRMA and an exhibition, before a convivial evening gathering numerous employees and retirees.


“This event was propitious to cohesion and to the team building. The fact that this anniversary was inter professional & intergenerational permitted to remind that we are all together beneath CRMA” Vannick NÖSPERGER, Deputy Quote and Invoicing Manager

“A successful event, on a beautiful sunny day!” Pascal FOURNIER, Operator

“This was a nice event, well organized with various & convivial activities. I had a good evening! Many thanks to the team in charge of this project” Nicolas TOUTEE, Production Support Engineering Manager

“A nice shared moment between employees of the different departments. This event gave us an opportunity to better know the past of our company and to see again, with pleasure, former colleagues!” Marc RAZAFIMANDIMBY, Shop Engineer and laureate of the photography competition organized for the 60 years of CRMA

“A really nice and convivial event for CRMA’s employees. To reproduce before the next decade of existence of CRMA. Congratulation to the organization team.” Miguel DE SOUSA LOPEZ, Operator

Many thanks to the project team!


Press Release: CRMA on the Rise, backed by 60 Years of Expertise and Personal Stories

CRMA, AFI KLM E&M subsidiary and acknowledged specialist in the repair of engine parts and aircraft components, commemorates its first 60 years in 2017, as it launches an ambitious expansion plan.

Paris, Amstelveen, 21 September 2017 – In August 1957, the Construction et Réparation de Matériel Aéronautique company was born out of the merger of two historic French aviation industry businesses, engine maker Salmson and Avions Voisin, and established its headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux on the outskirts of Paris.

Sixty years later, the modest repair shop has become a key player on the global MRO market, reputed for its know-how on high value-added products based on state-of-the-art facilities and expert personnel.

To read more, click here.


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