AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is delighted to announce the signing of a long-term airframe maintenance contract with Braathens Regional Airlines.
Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 16 February 2018 - 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 its contract with Braathens Regional.
KLM UK Engineering commenced airframe maintenance checks with Braathens Regional on their BAe 146/ARJ fleet during 2017.
Ian Bartholomew, Director Business Development & Sales commented: "We are delighted to have been selected by Braathens Regional to carryout their heavy maintenance checks. We have been supporting Braathens Regional for the last year and look forward to further developing our relationship".
Ronny Christiansen, Vice President Support Braathens Regional said: "Having been a customer of KLM UK Engineering's over the last year, we are very pleased to reach this long-term agreement regarding our heavy maintenance programme. KLM UK Engineering has performed a very good quality of work and great flexibility in order to meet Braathens requirements."
About Braathens Regional Airlines
Braathens Regional Airlines AB is one of Sweden's leading domestic airlines with a market share of 30 percent. BRA fly to 17 destinations and carries more than 2,2 million passengers annually. In 2016 and 2017 BRA was awarded as the airline with the most satisfied passengers in Sweden. BRA was formed in 2016 after consolidation of ten Swedish regional airlines; Malmö Aviation, Braathens Regional Airways with Golden Air, Sverigeflyg with Gotlandsflyg, Kullaflyg, Blekingeflyg, Kalmarflyg, Flysmåland, Sundsvallsflyg. Through the owner of BRA, Braganza and the family of Per G Braathen, the aviation DNA of BRA reach back as far as to 1946, when the very first airline of the family was founded, Braathens S.A.F.E. BRA is environmentally certified by ISO 14001 since 2009 and focuses to decrease its environmental impact by 50 percent per passenger km to the year 2025.
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, line maintenance, technical training and disassembly/recycling of 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 International Airport for 40 years and employs 380 people, plus has a complete network of UK line stations. KLM UK Engineering prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price whilst being enhanced with the deployment of Lean Six Sigma throughout.
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. KLMUKE 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 new International Aviation Academy - Norwich, which opened in April 2017.
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