About Us

About Us

KLM UK Engineering Limited is a leading UK based Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) offering a high quality service and products from its head office location in Norwich, at Norwich Airport. With 5 fully equipped modern heavy maintenance bays across 3 hangars and over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 CL/NG and MAX, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and Fokker 70/100 types, KLM UK Engineering has a solid customer base. Included in our MRO capability and experience is the ability to carry out heavy modifications either at our Norwich facility or at the operator’s home base. 

KLM UK Engineering also offers an excellent Line Maintenance service across the UK, supporting customers at Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Teeside, Belfast City, London City and Southampton.

There is an extensive on-site Component Repair Centre supporting all base maintenance MRO activities, delivering a high quality of modifications, repairs, overhaul, NDT, paint shop, trim bay, composite and component repairs.  

KLM UK Engineering has been based at Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 390 people. The Company prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price.

KLM UK Engineering has an on-site Part 147 Technical Training College delivering Apprenticeships, BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice, Aviation Engineering, EASA CAT A, B1.1 & B2 Type Training / Basic courses, Compliance and e-learning training.

Working in partnership with Universities & Colleges to deliver Aircraft Engineering degree programmes, which incorporate EASA courses, students benefit from on-the-job training in the main facility including hangars & component repair centre. The facility is located within the new International Aviation Academy Norwich. This facility is a pioneering centre of excellence and will inspire individuals to become highly skilled in their chosen field. 

Leadership Team

Wayne Easlea

Managing Director

Wayne Easlea

Anna Maddison

HR Director

Anna Maddison

Paul Conway

Business Development & Sales Director

Paul Conway

John-Paul Williams

Base Maintenance Director

John-Paul Williams

1970: The airline Air Anglia was formed at Norwich International Airport from the merger of three operators – Anglian Air Charter, Norfolk Airways and Rig Air.

1980: Air Anglia merged with British Island Airways, Air Wales and Air Westward to form AirUK, which became the biggest regional airline and the third largest scheduled operator in the UK.

1995: KLM increased its share in AirUK to 45%.

1997: KLM became the sole shareholder of Air UK.

1999: AirUK Engineering was renamed KLM UK Engineering Limited 26 March 1999.

2006: KLM UK Engineering Limited invested £1 million on extending and updating its hangar and workshop facilities and increased its hangar space to accommodate a fifth fully line of maintenance.

2008: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtained the 737 NG approval and carried out its first heavy check in October 2008.

2010: KLM UK Engineering Limited has been providing aircraft maintenance for 40 years for its base in Norwich

2014: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtained the A320 Family approval and carried out its first heavy check in January 2014.

2014: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtained the FAA Repair Station Approval September 2014.

2016: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtain the Embraer 170/190 base maintenance approval with the first maintenance taking place October 2016.

2017: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtain the CASA Part 145 approval to maintain Australian registered aircraft for base maintenance from June 2017.

2017: KLM UK Engineering Limited's Technical Training College relocates to International Aviation Academy Norwich April 2017.

2018: KLM UK Engineering Limited celebrates 10 years of Boeing 737NG Base & Line Maintenance - Part145 & Part147

2018: KLM UK Engineering Limited obtains Part145 & Part147 Boeing 737 MAX Approval

2019: KLM UK Engineering Limited celebrates KLM 100 Years & Breaking Ground on new Hangar & Workshops

2021: KLMUK Engineering Limited opens Hangar 9 and New Workshop Facilities


VISION - To be the best aircraft maintenance company providing superior solutions for our customers

MISSION - Our customers receive excellent products & services through continuous investment in lean principles

To achieve the above, KLM UK Engineering employees follow the values below:



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KLM UK Engineering Limited operates an integrated Safety & Quality system which provides the platform for delivery of its products and services and is committed to continuous improvement. The continuous improvement policy guarantees:

  • The organisation and services place flight safety, before business or commercial imperatives Audits, inspections and strict oversight of the quality system with the wholehearted involvement of everyone at KLM UK Engineering Limited
  • The relentless pursuit of imaginative ways to provide efficient services that keep our customers safe KLM UK Engineering runs a continuous improvement programme to meet customer product and service needs. 
  • We have a dedicated Innovations Team that work closely with our engineers to ensure efficiency and best working practice. 
  • KLM UK Engineering  is constantly improving the quality of its systems, products, services and processes.