Paris, Amstelveen, August 20, 2013 - KLM UK Engineering Limited has been awarded a contract to carry out heavy maintenance checks to two 737 NG aircraft owned by Luxair. Luxair is the National carrier of Luxembourg and operates a fleet comprising of ERJ145, Bombardier DHC-8 and 737NGs aircraft.
Christophe Henriot Assistant Vice President of Engineering and Planning, said, “KLM UKE emerged from our maintenance tender process offering what we considered to be the best value for money for our requirements. This combined with their working knowledge of the aircraft and the quality of their product made them the perfect partner for our current maintenance events."
David Spalding, Sales Director at KLM UK Engineering Limited, said, “I am delighted that Luxair has selected KLM UK Engineering as maintenance provider for their 737 aircraft. The team at KLM UK Engineering is pleased to have been recognized as the best solution at this time for Luxair and look forward to further developing this partnership.”
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international and domestic airlines.
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, component sales, technical training and decommissioning of Boeing 737’s, Fokker 50/70/100 and BAe146/Avro RJ’s. KLMUKE has been based at Norwich International Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 375 people, plus has Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchesterline stations.
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