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09/01/2019 - KLM UK Engineering & West Atlantic UK Sign Contract Extension for Airframe Maintenance

AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is delighted to announce the signing of airframe maintenance contract extension with West Atlantic UK Limited.

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 9 January 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 contract extension with West Atlantic UK Limited.
KLM UK Engineering will commence airframe maintenance checks with West Atlantic UK Limited on their Boeing 737 Freighter fleet in February 2019, following on from the contract that started in January 2018.

Ian Bartholomew, Director Business Development & Sales at KLM UK Engineering Limited commented: "We are delighted that West Atlantic UK Limited have further extended their heavy maintenance contract with KLM UK Engineering, we have been supporting West Atlantic UK Limited for a number of years and look forward to providing airframe maintenance solutions to them again when we restart the programme in early 2019".

Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director West Atlantic UK Ltd said: "Having been a customer of KLM UK Engineering's for a number of years now, we are very pleased to announce the continuation of this working relationship and look forward to our aircraft going back to the KLM UK Engineering facilities when our heavy maintenance programme commences in 2019".
About West Atlantic UK Ltd

West Atlantic UK Ltd is part of the West Atlantic group which is one of the largest European cargo operators with customers throughout EU. The UK airline operates a fleet of 18 x 737-300 & 400 freighter aircraft and is the launch customer for the 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) with the first of four aircraft arriving early in 2018.

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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