Air France-KLM has appointed senior executive Franck Terner for a newly created position to oversee the group's MRO operations at board level.
Terner has thus far been president of maintenance arm Air France Industries, a position that made him more senior than his counterpart at AFI's sister operation KLM Engineering & Maintenance, executive vice-president Ton Dortmans.
Additionally, Terner has since January been a member of the group executive committee, responsible for the strategy and commercial aspects of AFI KLM E&M.
But as part of a wider board reorganisation to further integrate the two carriers, Terner has been appointed president Air France KLM engineering and maintenance on 1 July.
Business development and strategy for AFI KLM E&M will from now on be directed at board level, while the operational management continues to be conducted through the two national MRO divisions, says Air France-KLM.
Anne Brachet has been appointed to succeed Terner as AFI president. She was previously head of AFI's engineering and airframe maintenance division