AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is delighted to announce the signing of airframe maintenance contract for 2018 with West Atlantic UK Limited.
Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 18 December 2017 - AFI KLM E&M subsidiary is delighted to announce the signing of airframe maintenance contract for 2018 with West Atlantic UK Limited.
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 West Atlantic UK Limited.
KLM UK Engineering will commence airframe maintenance checks with West Atlantic UK Limited on their Boeing 737 Freighter fleet in January 2018.
Ian Bartholomew, Director Business Development & Sales commented: "We are deligthed to have been selected by West Atlantic UK Limited to carryout their heavy maintenance checks in 2018. We have been supporting West Atlantic UK Limited for a number of years and look forward to further developing our relationship".
Philip Law, Technical Director West Atlantic UK Ltd. added: "Having been a customer of KLM UK Engineering's for a number of years, we are very pleased to reach an agreement regarding our forthcoming heavy maintenance program. We look forward to this being the start of a long-term relationship with respect to the on-going heavy maintenance support of our expanding fleet of Boeing aircraft".
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, 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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