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10/16/2019

KLM UK Engineering & Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) Sign New Contract for Airframe Maintenance Support

AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is delighted to announce the signing of long-term heavy maintenance contract with Scandinavian Airlines System.

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 16th October 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 Scandinavian Airlines System.

KLM UK Engineering will commence the heavy maintenance contract with SAS from its Norwich base on their Boeing 737NG fleet from 2020. KLM UK Engineering have previously worked with SAS, providing heavy maintenance support on their Fokker 50 fleet.

Graham Casbourne, Sales Manager at KLM UK Engineering Limited commented: "We are delighted to have been awarded a long-term heavy maintenance agreement from SAS to support their Boeing 737NG fleet. SAS will be one of the first customers to be serviced in our newly built state of the art hangar and workshop facility and we look forward to welcoming them back to Norwich.

 Per Morström, Contract Manager CAMO at SAS said: “We are pleased to be working with KLM UK Engineering again and using their experience on the Boeing 737 product”.

10/14/2019

KLM UK Engineering & Norwich Airport Break Ground on New Hangar

 

Construction lift-off for aviation maintenance hub

A ground-breaking ceremony marks the official construction start of a £7 million aircraft maintenance hangar and workshop at Norwich Airport.

Due for completion by August 2020, the facilities underline the airport’s reputation as a centre of excellence in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) aviation sector.

 The hub provides KLM UK Engineering, which employs 390 staff at the airport, with additional capacity to provide high-quality aircraft maintenance and repair services to customers worldwide.

 Norwich Airport, owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), which also owns and operates Bournemouth Airport, Coventry Airport and Exeter Airport, is investing £7 million.

 It is part of RCA’s vision to help smaller regional airports prosper through effective management and collaboration, enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and sharing of best practice traditionally enjoyed by larger hub airports.

 Norwich Airport managing director Richard Pace said: “This is a great milestone and is the next step in our aspirations to make Norwich a world-class centre of excellence for aviation MRO. KLM UK Engineering is a major employer locally, with hundreds of skilled staff, and the new hangar and workshop facilities will be a superb and much-needed asset. Our economic input is already a proud one here at Norwich Airport; we have 274 staff and support, directly and indirectly, 1,240 jobs, with approximately £70 million contributed to the local economy.”

Rigby Real Estate, the group’s property division, is managing the project, with a 54,000 sq ft hangar and 15,500 sq ft workshop. MJS, a regional contractor in East Anglia, has been appointed as the construction company.

 Peter van der Horst, managing director at KLM UK Engineering, said: “I am delighted to be breaking ground on our hangar project, especially today as it is a very significant week for the AFIKLM E&M brand, with all areas celebrating the KLM 100 Years. We will be celebrating both these significant milestones with our team in Norwich and look forward to the building of these great new facilities.”

 

10/10/2019

Aurigny Air Services & KLM UK Engineering

KLM UK Engineering & Aurigny Air Services Sign Contract for Airframe Maintenance

 Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 10th October 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 a new long-term contract with Aurigny Air Services for heavy maintenance on Embraer aircraft.

Peter van der Horst, Managing Director commented: "We are delighted that Aurigny have selected KLM UK Engineering to carryout heavy maintenance on their Embraer 195 and look forward to working with them at our base maintenance facility in Norwich”.

John-Paul Williams, Group Technical Director Aurigny Air Services declared: “We are looking forward to working with KLM UK Engineering. We have gone through a rigorous selection process and we felt KLM UK Engineering would offer us the best support we are looking for to meet our Embraer aircraft future base maintenance needs”.

08/27/2019

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.”

 

07/31/2019

Maintenance & Training Slots

06/03/2019

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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