New Managing Director Annoucement

Wayne Easlea  Appointed Managing Director, KLM UK Engineering:

We are delighted to announce that Wayne Easlea has been appointed as our new Managing Director.

Wayne began his career with KLM UK Engineering in 1990 as an aircraft maintenance apprentice and subsequently progressed into technical roles in Base and Line Maintenance. Wayne joined the KLM UK Engineering management team in 2003, holding several operational management positions prior to being appointed as Operations Director and a memebr of KLM UK Engineering board in 2015. More recently, Wayne held the position as Finance Director.


KLM UK Technical College Gains Embraer E2 Approval

Following the granting of approval by EASA and the UKCAA, we are delighted to add the Embraer E2 to our portfolio of type courses. We wil be running regular B1/B2 combined courses throughout the year. 

Please contact for further details.




Hangar Update

KLM UK Engineering Hangar building work finishes.

After starting work in late 2019, the building work on our new hangar and workshops has been completed. 



Norwich Airport and KLM UK Engineering agree £7m hangar deal

Norwich Airport and KLM UK Engineering agree £7m hangar deal

Norwich Airport and KLM UK Engineering have agreed a deal where Norwich Airport will invest £7 million in a new hangar and workshop facilities for KLM UK Engineering at the airport to meet increased industry demand for aircraft maintenance.

The project will be managed by Rigby Real Estate (RRE), the property division of airport owners, Rigby Group. It will see the construction of a 54,000 sq ft hangar and 15,500 sq ft workshop that will be completed by August 2020.

The deal provides KLM UK Engineering with significant additional new capacity providing high quality aircraft maintenance and repair services to customers worldwide. KLM UK Engineering employs 390 staff at Norwich and also delivers aircraft engineering apprenticeships and training through its technical training college located in the neighbouring International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Norwich Airport managing director Richard Pace said: “KLM UK Engineering is a major employer in Norwich with hundreds of skilled staff. This deal underlines its long-term commitment to the region and is another significant milestone in the airport’s strategy of creating a global aviation centre of excellence.”

Peter van der Horst, managing director at KLM UK Engineering, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this expansion project with Norwich Airport. This will enable us to provide a more efficient service to our customers, allow us to maintain the larger next generation aircraft and provide extra capacity with a sixth bay. Our team in Norwich are excited with this development and look forward to revealing the new hangar in 2020.”

KLM UK Engineering is headquartered at Norwich where it has operated for more than 40 years. It currently has five fully equipped heavy maintenance bays across three hangars at the airport and has extensive experience on many aircraft types including Embraer170/190, Boeing 737 (all series), Airbus A320 family, BAe 146 and Avro RJ, and Fokker 70/100 types.

The build of a new hangar for KLM UK Engineering at the airport gives Satys Air Livery UK Ltd the opportunity to take on the hangar vacated by KLM UK Engineering. This will consolidate Norwich as the head office of Aftermarket and VIP Painting Division of the Satys Group and the largest place in Europe for repainting narrow body aircrafts (4 hangars).

Thierry Melet, managing director of Satys Air Livery UK Ltd, said: “We are looking forward to consolidating our position in Norwich. The additional hangar will provide both additional capacity for growth and potential synergies to satisfy our current customers in a very competitive market.”



Maintenance & Training Slots


KLM UK Engineering & WestJet Sign New Contract for Line Maintenance Support

KLM UK Engineering & WestJet Sign New Contract for Line Maintenance Support

Just a few weeks after signing LOI (Letter Of Intent) with AFI KLM E&M for GEnx engine support, the Canadian airline extends its partnership with the global MRO network in the field of 737 line maintenance.

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 3rd June 2019 – A European leader in the regional jets & narrow body aircraft market and having an internationally acknowledged expertise on the Boeing 737, Embraer 170/190, BAe146/Avro RJ, Fokker 70/100 & Airbus A320 Family, KLM UK Engineering is delighted to confirm this new contract with WestJet.

KLM UK Engineering commenced line maintenance support with WestJet at Glasgow on their Boeing 737 fleet from April 2019.

Alan Lawson, Line Maintenance Manager at KLM UK Engineering commented: “We are delighted that WestJet has chosen KLM UK Engineering to fulfil this contract at Glasgow and we are looking forward to developing this working partnership further during the coming years.

 Jason Munroe, Senior Category Manager in Strategic Procurement at WestJet said: “This is an exciting time for WestJet’s network expansion and we are eager to enter into this new contract for line maintenance support from KLM UK Engineering to cover our Glasgow operations.”

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