KLM UK Engineering is Awarded Corendon Dutch Airlines Base Maintenance Check

 KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce that they have been awarded Two Heavy Maintenance Checks for Corendon Dutch Airlines on their Boeing 737-800’s commencing in December 2016. 

KLM UK Engineering is excited to announce that Corendon Dutch Airlines has signed a contract for two heavy maintenance checks during 2016 & 2017 on their Boeing 737-800’s as well as signing a long term GTA. This news follows the new deal with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide Corendon Airlines Turkey and Corendon Dutch Airlines with engine maintenance services for twelve CFM56-7B engines in their fleets. 

Peter van der Horst, Managing Director of KLM UK, said: ‘It is great news to have been awarded Corendon Dutch Airlines heavy maintenance checks and it allows KLMUKE to build on the existing group relationships and we look forward to working closely with Corendon for many years to come’.

 About Corendon Airlines

With a current fleet of 11 Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated at Corendon Airlines, Turkey and 3 Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Corendon Dutch Airlines, Corendon operates charter flight services to destinations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Corendon flies to more than 40 countries and 150 destinations, including Major German, French, Dutch, Belgian, Polish, and Israeli and Nordic airports.


Embraer Base Maintenance Approval Awarded to KLM UK Engineering Limited


KLM UK Engineering Limited is Delighted to Announce the Addition of the Embraer 170/190 Approval to its Base Maintenance Portfolio from October 2016.


 A European leader in the regional jets & narrow body aircraft market and having an internationally acknowledged expertise on the BAe146/Avro RJ, Fokker 70/100, Boeing 737 & Airbus A320 Family, KLM UK Engineering has extended its services to include the Embraer 170/190 Family to meet the growing demands from its customer base. This latest offering compliments the existing portfolio at KLM UK Engineering’s facility, where it can maintain 5 lines of heavy maintenance, provide onsite workshop support and operates a technical training college delivering Part147.


Peter van der Horst, Managing Director - "We are delighted to be adding the E170/190 to our heavy maintenance portfolio and will provide a competitive rate, high quality product & short turnaround times to both existing and new customers.  We have been delivering line maintenance support for a number of years on the Embraer product and will start our first heavy checks in Norwich with the KLM Cityhopper Fleet starting in October”.




About KLM UK Engineering


KLM UK Engineering Limited is a leading regional aircraft and narrow body MRO, wholly owned by KLM and member of the AFI KLM E&M Network. Services include base maintenance, line maintenance,component sales, technical training and disassembly of Boeing 737’s, Airbus A320’s, Fokker 70/100, BAe146/Avro RJ’s and Embraer E170/190. KLM UK Engineering has been based at Norwich International Airport for 40 years and employs over 400 people, plus has a complete network of UK line stations. KLM UK Engineering prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price whilst being enhanced with the deployment of Lean Six Sigma throughout.


 The technical training college has been in operation for over 25 years, and in this time has directly trained staff and successfully run an in-house apprenticeship scheme. It is currently offering a virtual learning environment product for EASA licenses as well as several Airworthiness courses. KLMUKE is promoting these to the market, both for commercial and military operations. The college has been working with universities & colleges to deliver a foundation course in aircraft engineering & BSc Hons Aircraft Engineering and will form part of the new International Aviation Academy - Norwich, which will open in April 2017. 




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Peter van der Horst Appointed Managing Director at KLM UK Engineering Limited

Peter van der Horst Appointed Managing Director,

KLM UK Engineering Limited


Paris, Amstelveen, 29 June 2016 –Peter van der Horst has been appointed Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited as of 1st July. KLM UK Engineering is a wholly-owned AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialising in maintenance solutions for regional and narrow-body aircraft fleets. Peter van der Horst started his career in 1985 with Martinair where he held several operational management positions followed by: Director Cargo Operations, Director Aircraft Maintenance, Director Technical Operations and VP Maintenance and Engineering. In 2013 he moved to KLM E&M and was appointed as VP Line Maintenance.

On learning of his appointment, Peter van der Horst said: “I am very proud to be appointed Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited. I hope that the knowledge acquired in my previous functions will bring a valuable contribution to KLM UK and its clients. Quality and predictability of an MRO services provider are extremely important factors for guaranteeing the operational performance of an airline. Therefore my aim is to continuously improve and adapt our services to the expectations of our clients.”  




KLM UK Engineering signs MOU with Nilai University

KLM UK Engineering Partners with Nilai University

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich – 31 May 2016 – KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long term partnership with Nilai University (Malaysia) for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Software.

Under the agreement, KLM UK Engineering will support Nilai University’s successful Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology programmes by providing experienced examiners and VLE to allow the students to gain their EASA Part 66 B licence.

With over 150 students graduating each year, the programme is equipping the aviation industry with skilled, qualified and competent engineers for the next generation.

Prof.Dato' Dr.Sothi Rachagan, Vice-Chancellor of Nilai University said: “Combining the exceptional learning environment of Nilai University with a world renowned MRO is a decision that will give our students an increased learning experience. This long term partnership will allow both Nilai University and KLM UK Engineering to train the next generation of aircraft engineers.  The industry is expected to have a surge in demand for qualified and experienced personnel in the coming years. We are confident that the graduates of Nilai University’s aircraft maintenance programmes will have the knowledge, skills and attributes to be the backbone of the industry for many years to come.”

Whilst Wayne Easlea, Operations Director of KLMUKE added: “The partnership with Nilai is a huge step forward in our aim to connect KLMUKE’s VLE products to many young engineers in the UK and abroad. The industry needs many good engineers for the future to accommodate the growing worldwide fleet and to replace inevitable retirements. KLMUKE wants to leverage its knowledge and experience and connect many more universities to its growing educational centre. This centre will be collocated as of early 2017 in the International Aviation Academy in Norwich“

 About Nilai

NilaiUniversity was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a university college in 2007 and a full-fledged university in 2012. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency rated NilaiUniversity as Excellent (Setara 5) in 2011 and has reaffirmed this in the latest rating exercise undertaken in 2013. The University offers a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and an Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology which incorporate the European Aviation Safety Agency* (EASA) syllabus, preparing students for the EASA Part 66 Category B1.1 and B2 licence examinations. The student can then sit for the EASA licence examinations at the same time that they pursue their diploma / advanced diploma course at NilaiUniversity, which is the first step in gaining a full EASA licence.



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