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ZOOM Airlines and KLM Egineering & Maintenance sign up for Boeing 767 C-checks


SCHIPHOL, 25 July 2006 – ZOOM Airlines and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) signed a five years exclusive contract for C-checks on the 767 fleet of ZOOM Airlines. The Canadian Airline has four 767’s, and will expand their fleet to six 767’s in the coming year.

The estimated value of the contract is EUR 5 mln. The maintenance activities will be performed at the KLM E&M maintenance facilities at Schiphol.

Vice President TechOps ZOOM Airlines Mr. Rashwan Domloge says: “We are very pleased to have KLM E&M perform the C-checks on our aircraft. We are very satisfied with the service they provide and the commitment they have shown on our engine maintenance. KLM has performed outstanding service for the last year on our CF6-80C2 engines. The performance and dedication is why we decided to ferry our aircraft to Schiphol for maintenance.”

“We are very pleased that ZOOM Airlines has chosen KLM E&M for their aircraft maintenance”, says Peter Somers, Executive Vice President KLM E&M. “The fact that ZOOM ferries its aircraft to Schiphol just for maintenance is a great honor and a big compliment for our employees.”

Zoom Airlines was incorporated in May, 2002 by a team of industry veterans with extensive travel and aviation experience. Based in the Nation’s Capital, the company was created to fill an emerging opportunity in the Canadian leisure travel market. Zoom operates a combination of scheduled and charter services to destinations including the U.K., France and the Caribbean.

KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Air France Industries are a world-leading multi product aircraft maintenance provider, supporting more than 900 aircraft and including around 150 international airlines. Together with Boeing KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Air France Industries provide component maintenance for both Boeing and Airbus Aircraft, and offer a Component Service Program for B737NG and B777. Both companies offer a wide range of engine maintenance and repair, including the CF6 family, CFM56-7 and GE90.

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