Ton Dortmans Appointed EVP of E&M
Effective 1 February 2012, Ton Dortmans is appointed Executive Vice President of KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
In his new position he will be responsible for maintenance of the KLM fleet, part of the Air France fleet and all third parties served by Air France and KLM. He will head a team of around 5,500 employees and will report to KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman.
Mr Dortmans is currently SVP Operations at E&M. In recent years, he has served as SVP Operations Control Centre, VP Air Traffic Management and Deputy EVP Flight Operations.
Mr Dortmans will succeed Peter de Swert, who will step down on 1 February 2012.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands names and hubs —Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities — passenger transport, cargo, transport, and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM cityhopper and transavia.com. KLM serves 135 destinations using a modern fleet of 157 aircraft and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 926 destinations in more than 173 countries. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.
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