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09/18/2014

KLM UK Engineering Limited - Widens Its Portfolio by Obtaining FAA Approval

KLM UK Engineering Limited Widens Its Portfolio by Obtaining FAA Approval

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, September 18, 2014.

KLM UK Engineering Limited is pleased to announce that it has obtained its FAA Approval this year.

 Expanding the KLM UK Engineering’s portfolio

KLM UK Engineering Limited is one of the first UK based MRO’s to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration since the US Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration prohibition stopping the FAA issuing any new foreign repair station certifications was lifted early this year.

 Arjan Meijer Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited comments "KLM UK Engineering Limited has always had the expertise and facilities to accommodate the required work. It has been a long process, but now we are very pleased to have obtained FAA certification. This new approval allows us to expand and develop our current maintenance activities and we look forward to welcoming new customers to our hangars".

About KLM UK Engineering Limited

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) is the 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 over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 All Series, Airbus A320 Family, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and Fokker 70/100 types, KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has a solid customer base. Included in our capability and experience is the ability to carry out heavy modifications either at our Norwich facility or at the operator’s home base. 

There is an extensive on-site Workshop supporting all base maintenance activities, delivering a high quality of modifications, repairs, overhaul, NDT, Paint Shop, Trim Bay, Composite and component repairs.  

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has been based at Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 370 people and provides line maintenance support throughout the UK. 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 Limited (KLMUKE) has an on-site Part 147 Technical Training College delivering BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice, Aviation Engineering, EASA CAT A, B1.1 & B2 Type Training / Basic courses, Compliance and e-learning training.

09/18/2014

Airbus A320 Family

KLM UK Engineering Limited, operating within AFI KLM E&M's global MRO network, specialises in maintaining regional jets and narrow-body fleets. The Company has both EASA Part 145 certification & FAA Approval and aims to bolster and further develop its positions in this market with the addition of the Airbus product.


A European leader in the single-aisle passenger aircraft market and having an internationally acknowledged expertise on the Boeing 737, KLM UK Engineering has extended its services to the other workhorse in this segment, the Airbus A320. To meet the growing demand for A320 support for its customer base, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is diversifying by adding this type to its maintenance capability. The company has already successfully delivered maintenance and end-of-lease checks, and has three heavy maintenance checks scheduled for the winter 2014/15 programme. This latest offering compliments existing A320 maintenance capabilities in the AFI KLM E&M MRO network in Toulouse (France) and Casablanca (Morocco) and will help to extend group services for both new and existing group customers' fleets, for regional jets and narrow-bodies.

Adaptive services
KLM UK Engineering has been based at Norwich International Airport in the United Kingdom for over four decades, and is well-known in the industry for providing base and line maintenance for Boeing 737s, Fokker F70/F100s, BAe146/AvroRJs & more recently the Airbus A320 Family & Embraer 170/190. These core capabilities include the technical training college which 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 B1 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 Kingston University in London for over 10 years to deliver a foundation course in aircraft engineering & BSc Hons Aircraft Engineering. The Company has recently added a range of unique services to meet specific carrier demands, such as the decommissioning of aircraft, in order to provide its customers with a truly full scope of services during the lifetime of their aircraft.
KLM UK Engineering operates in a modern facility structured around its three hangars, with five heavy lines of maintenance along with line maintenance stations throughout the UK, including Norwich, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham. With over 30 customers, including Air France, KLM, Transavia Netherlands/France, CityJet, Jet2.com and British Airways, KLM UK Engineering is continuing to expand, driven by a robust portfolio of strengths.
 "We are recognised in the market place and by our customers for our ability to provide competitive rates and high operating standards," adds Arjan Meijer. "This is especially visible in our very short turnaround times (TAT) and our exacting quality standards covering the entire company, which has been further enhanced by the deployment of Lean Six Sigma throughout."

07/11/2014

AFI KLM E&M Modifies and Provides Component Support

AFI KLM E&M Modifies and Provides Component Support
for GainJet 737-400

 

Modification work done by KLM UK Engineering

 

Paris, Amstelveen, 25 June 2014. GainJet Aviation S.A. contracted AFI KLM E&M to carry out cabin modifications on a Boeing 737-400 68 seats VIP configuration, which they acquired from the AIR FRANCE KLM group in order to expand their fleet of VIP aircraft. The VIP aircraft charter operator will also rely on the expertise and reliability of AFI KLM E&M to provide component support for the same aircraft.

 

Supporting the client’s expanding fleet

The aircraft concerned is the third Boeing 737 to have entered service in GainJet’s expanding private executive fleet including a VIP Boeing 757. AFI KLM E&M’s subsidiary KLM UK Engineering, specializing in base maintenance (C-check) and cabin modifications on regional and single-aisle passenger aircraft, carried out the work at its Norwich facility to transform the aircraft into a comfortable business jet. The aircraft cabin has been completely refurbished and can now carry 68 passengers in reclining, leather-upholstered Business Class seats, while the baggage hold has been adapted to contain up to 5.7 tons of baggage.

Arjan Meijer, Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited, said: “We are delighted to be working with GainJet and to help them develop their business jet fleet. We hope that this is the start of a long-term partnership and that we will be able to help them with other projects going forward.”

Ramsey Shaban, President of GainJet Aviation, stated: “The cabin modification project demonstrates KLM UK Engineering’s high quality standards and expertise. We provide top quality aircraft and services to our customers; therefore our suppliers and partners need to also provide such standards of service. We’ve found such a supplier in KLM UK Engineering and are happy to be working with them. After its upgrade, the aircraft is now in pristine condition and will efficiently support our on-going operational expansion in the VIP executive airliner market.”

 

High level component support

The two parties have now signed an exclusive agreement to organize full component support for this 737-400 aircraft. AFI KLM E&M has extensive know-how on the 737 product from both the operational and maintenance angles, enabling it to tailor its service offer precisely to customer requirements in terms of flexibility and reliability, and in this case, to GainJet.

Under the terms of the contract, AFI KLM E&M will provide MRO services across a wide array of Part Numbers (P/N) along with 24/7 Aircraft On Ground (AOG) support, committing to maximum component availability for GainJet’s 737-400.

KLM UK Engineering Limited

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) is the 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 over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 All Series, Airbus A320 Family, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and Fokker 70/100 types, KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has a solid customer base. Included in our capability and experience is the ability to carry out heavy modifications either at our Norwich facility or at the operator’s home base. 


There is an extensive on-site Workshop supporting all base maintenance activities, delivering a high quality of modifications, repairs, overhaul, NDT, Paint Shop, Trim Bay, Composite and component repairs.  

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has been based at Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 370 people and provides line maintenance support throughout the UK. 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 Limited (KLMUKE) has an on-site Part 147 Technical Training College delivering BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice, Aviation Engineering, EASA CAT A, B1.1 & B2 Type Training / Basic courses, Compliance and e-learning training.

01/29/2014

AFI KLM E&M Voted MRO Of The Year by Airline Economics

Trade magazine Airline Economics awarded its "MRO of the Year" accolade to AFI KLM E&M at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards held in Dublin, on 20 January. In this way, the 6,000 people polled in the survey, themselves being airline industry professionals, have acknowledged the expertise underpinning the maintenance, repair, and overhaul solutions delivered by the Group worldwide.
This prestigious award also recompenses the efforts made by AFI KLM E&M and its people to adapt its services and capabilities to the challenges and requirements of its clients.

Receiving the award, Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: "We are deeply honoured to receive this award, and proud to have been recognized by our peers as an expert and major operator for aircraft maintenance services. The aviation sector is still experiencing a degree of turbulence and this accolade is seen as an encouragement and a vote of confidence, prompting us to continue our efforts to achieve all-round excellence and performance in the products and services we provide."

07/12/2013

KLM Cityhopper Signs with KLM UK Engineering Limited for Fokker 70 Heavy Maintenance

KLM Cityhopper Signs with KLM UK Engineering Limited for Fokker 70 Heavy Maintenance, the agreement also covers modification work on fleet concerned.

Paris, Amstelveen, 9 July 2013 - AFI KLM E&M and KLM Cityhopper have signed a maintenance agreement covering the regional carrier's Fokker 70 fleet. In addition to heavy maintenance checks, the contract also includes modification work on the same aircraft type. The work will be carried out by KLM UK Engineering Limited, a KLM subsidiary within AFI KLM E&M's global MRO network specialized in regional and narrow body aircraft maintenance.

Strengthened partnership relations
The present agreement carries on from the accord signed in November 2012 involving KLM UK Engineering Limited line maintenance for KLM Cityhopper's Fokker 70s at all UK outstations except Aberdeen. The carrier is thus maintaining its trust in KLM UK Engineering Limited, seen as a reliable partner able to deliver top-quality services within optimized lead-times.
Boet Kreiken, Managing Director, KLM Cityhopper, said: "Given the track record and professional and industrial drive for continuous improvement in quality, throughput time and cost, we have full confidence that KLM UK Engineering will continue to fulfill and exceed its contractual performance to the benefit of our operating airline." Paul Chün, KLM UK Engineering Limited Managing Director, added: "This new cooperation agreement with KLM Cityhopper, one of Europe's major regional airlines, is a further demonstration of our skills and know-how. We are delighted to be putting the relationship between our two groups on a more permanent footing."

About KLM Cityhopper
KLM Cityhopper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KLM group, was established in 1991 and operates 100.000 flights per year in a high frequency fast turnaround operation.. From its hub at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, KLM Cityhopper operates short-haul flights with Embraer and Fokker aircraft to 49 destinations around Europe with latest additions Alesund (Norway) and Manston/Kent (UK)..

About KLM UK Engineering Limited

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) is the 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 over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 All Series, Airbus A320 Family, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and Fokker 70/100 types, KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has a solid customer base. Included in our capability and experience is the ability to carry out heavy modifications either at our Norwich facility or at the operator’s home base. 

There is an extensive on-site Workshop supporting all base maintenance activities, delivering a high quality of modifications, repairs, overhaul, NDT, Paint Shop, Trim Bay, Composite and component repairs.  

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has been based at Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 370 people and provides line maintenance support throughout the UK. 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 Limited (KLMUKE) has an on-site Part 147 Technical Training College delivering BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice, Aviation Engineering, EASA CAT A, B1.1 & B2 Type Training / Basic courses, Compliance and e-learning training.

12/03/2012

KLM UK Engineering Limited & AerData Launch Digital Aircraft Records Software

KLM UK Engineering Limited becomes launch MRO customer for AerData’s STREAM digital aircraft records software

Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 3 December 2012 - AerData B.V., the provider of software and services for the aviation industry announces that KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE), the UK-based MRO, has selected AerData’s STREAM records scanning and indexing software solution. 

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Nieuwendijk, Managing Director, AerData said; “We are delighted to announce that KLM UK Engineering Limited is our first MRO user of STREAM.  STREAM is already well established in the airline and lessor community.  The fact that an MRO such as KLM UK Engineering Limited is going to scan its maintenance records into STREAM further proves that STREAM is the only true aircraft records lifecycle solution giving benefits for all parties involved in operating, owning and maintaining aircraft.”

 Duncan Rae, Base Maintenance Manager at KLM UK Engineering Limited said; “We initially wanted to give our customers a method whereby they could view the progress of their maintenance immediately and in real time, by viewing closed work cards in an online system.  STREAM provided this functionality along with the ability for the customer to check and approve or reject and make comments on the closed records, which we can then respond to and rectify if required.  The system has been operational for 6 months and both we and our customers have benefitted from STREAM enormously.”

 Rae continued; “AerData worked very closely with us to integrate our IT system with STREAM, to provide us with the ability to generate customised reports from STREAM and to make system developments that make STREAM an integral part of our processes.” 

About AerData B.V.

AerData provides lease management software, engine fleet planning software, records scanning software, fleet and valuations data, technical and backoffice services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors and MROs. With a strong customer focus AerData delivers a reliable and secure service to its clients using latest technologies and state of the art infrastructure.

About KLM UK Engineering Limited

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) is the 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 over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 All Series, Airbus A320 Family, BAe 146 & Avro RJ and Fokker 70/100 types, KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has a solid customer base. Included in our capability and experience is the ability to carry out heavy modifications either at our Norwich facility or at the operator’s home base. 

There is an extensive on-site Workshop supporting all base maintenance activities, delivering a high quality of modifications, repairs, overhaul, NDT, Paint Shop, Trim Bay, Composite and component repairs.  

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has been based at Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 370 people and provides line maintenance support throughout the UK. 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 Limited (KLMUKE) has an on-site Part 147 Technical Training College delivering BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice, Aviation Engineering, EASA CAT A, B1.1 & B2 Type Training / Basic courses, Compliance and e-learning training.

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