KLMUKE awarded Aviation Skills Partnership Business of the Year 2015

KLM UK Engineering awarded Aviation Skills Partnership Business of Year 2015 at the House of Commons, where they launched the manifesto for the International Aviation Academy Norwich.

See Arjan Meijer - Managing Director & Simon Rhodes - Head of Technical College


KLM UK Engineering Limited Announced as Winners of Baines Simmons Performance in Aviation Safety Award

KLM UK Engineering Limited Announced as Winners of Baines Simmons Performance in Aviation Safety Award

 Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich – 13 November 2015 – KLM UK Engineering Limited is delighted to announce that they have been awarded overall winners of Performance in Aviation Safety at the Baines Simmons Fourth European Aviation Safety Symposium on Tuesday 3rd November. The awards showcased the importance of moving beyond compliance to safety performance by illustrating practical examples of safety implementation and improvement from across the aviation industry

 KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) was nominated for these awards by Alex Segens, Safety & Compliance Manager, who has been instrumental in the implementation of KLM UK Engineering Limited’s Safety Management System. KLM UK Engineering Limited started development of its Safety Management System in 2007 and over the last two years has put dedicated resource in place to embed its safety vision, values and behaviours across the business, with an internal brand recognisable by all ‘Accountable in everything we do’.  Alex Segens comments, ‘Removing barriers, challenging cultural ‘norms’ and making risk based decisions is at the heart of KLM UK Engineering Limited’s safety strategy’.


KLM UK Engineering Awarded Exclusive Heavy Maintenance Contract for CityJet BAe Avro RJ85

KLM UK Engineering Awarded Exclusive Heavy Maintenance Contract for CityJet BAe Avro RJ85


Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich – 26 May 2015 – KLM UK Engineering is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the exclusive CityJet multi year contract to perform heavy maintenance on their BAe Avro RJ85 aircraft.


KLM UK Engineering has been working with CityJet for over 20 years on their fleet and is delighted to have been awarded the work on this product. Arjan Meijer, the Managing Director of KLM UK, said: ‘Building on the many years of relationship with CityJet we are pleased to be able to continue work on their fleet. We have great experience on the BAe Avro RJ85 product and are confident we can deliver excellent service. The maintenance contract started in April 2015 and we hope to continue our partnership for many years to come.’  


About CityJet

CityJet is an Irish Airline, founded in 1993, and has its headquarters in Dublin, with Operational Bases in Dublin, London City and Paris Airports. CityJet's fleet of 17 x AVRO RJ 85 Aircraft operate scheduled services to over 13 European Cities from its main hub in London City Airport. CityJet also operates ACMI and Charters for many European Travel Operators.



KLM UK Engineering Limited accepts Innovation Award on behalf of the NIAA at the UKTI Investment Awards 2015

Arjan Meijer, Managing Director at KLM UK Engineering Limited, accepts the Innovation Award at the UKTI Investment Awards Dinner 2015. The UKTI Investment Awards dinner was celebrating Dutch companies that have invested or expanded their operations in the UK during the 12 months up until June 2015. The innovation category is an investment project that either brings something new to the market or approaches a sector in an original manner.

The award was in relation to International Aviation Academy Norwich (IAAN) project which represents a ground-breaking partnership between KLM UK Engineering Limited, Norwich  Airport, Aviation Skills Partnership, University of East Anglia and City College Norwich, supported by investment from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and local government, to secure a pipeline of trained aviation professionals to support the skills needs of the local economy and wider aviation sector. The NIAA is due to be open in September 2016.Norwich International Aviation Academy


Wayne Easlea Appointed as Operations Director

 Wayne Easlea, appointed as Operations Director at KLM UK Engineering

 Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 10 September 2015 – Wayne Easlea has been appointed Operations Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited, a wholly owned AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialising in maintenance solutions for regional and narrow body aircraft fleets.

Wayne started his aviation career at KLM UK Engineering (formerly Air UK Engineering) in 1990 as an aircraft maintenance apprentice. After graduating he worked as a licensed Technician and then as a Supervisor in Base Maintenance. In 1998 he moved to Amsterdam to lead a Line Maintenance team of 10. Upon his return to the UK in 2001 Wayne joined the management team, initially as an Aircraft Maintenance Project Manager and then to the role of Production Support Manager.  Since then Wayne has managed the Materials, Stores and Base Maintenance departments and held EASA Form 4 responsibility.  Wayne has a wealth of experience within the company and the industry and will be a great addition to the team. 

On learning of his appointment, Wayne Easlea said: “I am very proud to be appointed Operations Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited. I hope that the knowledge and experience acquired throughout my 25 year career will have a positive impact on the company and its clients. KLM UK Engineering is an outstanding company with extensive experience and know-how in regional fleet maintenance, specialising in Boeing 737, Airbus A320, BAe146/RJ and Fokker aircraft. My main objective is to continue the delivery of quality maintenance and value to our customers and to further develop our capability on new aircraft types.”



KLM UK Engineering Hosts the Prime Minister at their Norwich Facility

KLM UK Engineering were pleased to welcome the Prime Minister to their Norwich based facility today. He met with the Senior Management Team and current & ex-apprentices and also had the opportunity to see, first hand our engineers at work in the hangars.


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