Former head of KLM E&M's Aircraft Maintenance Division Hangars will take over from Romain Helmer as Managing Director of AFI KLM E&M's subsidiary EPCOR.
Paris, Amstelveen, 10 February 2016 - After 4 years heading up several KLM E&M's Aircraft Hangar Maintenance divisions, Dennis Wetjens has taken up his new position as Managing Director at EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in the repair and maintenance of pneumatic systems and Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). He takes over from Romain Helmer, now AFI KLM E&M VP Sales Europe & Key Accounts.
Significant aviation experience
A graduate of both, Dutch Eindhoven University of Technology and Business Universiteit Nyenrode, Dennis Wetjens started out in 2006 as a management trainee within KLM. After his traineeship he joined the Ground Services division being responsible for both KLM's departure and arrival processes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. After two years Dennis started at KLM Engineering & Maintenance as Operations Manager before heading Wide Body C-/D-checks and cabin modifications, and later Wide Body A-checks. During these aircraft maintenance positions he leaded several complex organizational and productivity programs.
EPCOR is a fully-owned subsidiary of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, holding EASA, CAAC, CAAV and FAR 145 certification. Within the group EPCOR provides MRO support for the APUs and pneumatic systems of a wide range of commercial aircraft. EPCOR maintains APUs on Boeing 737NG, 777, A320 (GTCP131-9A & APS3200), A330, A340 and the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. The latest addition for EPCOR is the APS5000 capability for the Boeing 787 aircraft. EPCOR is also an OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney AeroPower (former HSPS) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair centre. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.