Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 17th October 2022 – Wayne Easlea has been appointed Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited as of 14th November 2022. Based in Norwich, KLM UK Engineering is an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in maintenance solutions for regional and narrow-body aircraft fleets.

Wayne began his career with KLM UK Engineering in 1990 as an aircraft maintenance apprentice and subsequently progressed into technical roles in Base and Line Maintenance. Wayne joined the KLM UK Engineering management team in 2003 and held several operational management positions prior to being appointed as Operations Director and member of KLM UK Engineering board in 2015. In 2021 Wayne was appointed as Finance Director.

On learning of his appointment, Wayne said: “I feel proud and privileged to be appointed Managing Director of KLM UK Engineering Limited. When I first joined the company as an apprentice in 1990 my hopes and aspirations were focussed on gaining aircraft maintenance licences and becoming a competent engineer. With the support of some amazing colleagues, friends and managers I was given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in areas that I had not previously considered. As MD of KLM UK Engineering, I will ensure the culture of creating opportunities continues. I look forward to leading the team at KLM UK Engineering to further develop and grow our MRO business with a continued focus on safely and efficiently delivering excellent services to our customers.”