Press Release


TNT Airways selects KLM Engineering & maintenance for maintenance B747 - 400ERF'S

Publish Date : 8 January 2007 at 12:00 CET - Amstelveen, TNT Airways has selected KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) for the maintenance of its two Boeings 747-400 Extended Range Freighters. KLM E&M already maintains TNT's growing Boeing 737F/QC fleet, under a full support contract. In addition, KLM E&M executes C-checks** on TNT's BAE146 aircraft at its subsidiary KLM uk Engineering in Norwich; this contract has recently been extended by five years.

With the arrival of TNT's 1st B747-400 Extended Range Freighter, TNT Airways is now looking at expanding its successful cooperation with KLM E&M to include B747 Engineering Services, Maintenance Control Services and Component Services, as well as Worldwide Line Maintenance and Airframe Maintenance including A-checks* and C-checks**.

TNT Airways SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of TNT N.V. which provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. TNT Airways provides it's express division with a safe, reliable and cost effective air freight network connecting daily all TNT Express locations throughout the world and more specifically in Europe.

KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Air France Industries, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of 15,000, offering comprehensive repair capability, integration expertise, component pool operational support and a powerful logistics network. Together they support the aircraft of Air France and KLM as well as more than 150 major customers worldwide.

* : A-check = bimonthly 24 hour aircraft, engines and system check.
**: C-check= two yearly extensive maintenance check.

Page publication date: 8 January 2007 at 12:00 CET