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."
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.
WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
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, UK line maintenance, technical training and component repair centre for 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 Airport for over 40 years and employs approx. 380 people and prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price.
The technical training college has been in operation for over 30 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. KLM UK Engineering 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 is part of the International Aviation Academy - Norwich. KLM UK Engineering Technical Training College is a part of AFI KLM E&M network of Technical Training Centers offering complementary capabilities of the training centres located in Paris and Amsterdam, offering a full range of maintenance training courses related to most of the aircraft currently in operations.
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