Netherlands-based Airline Owned Flight School, KLM Flight Academy, is Hiring a Maintenance Coordinator

22nd Jan 2023

The KLM Flight Academy (KLMFA) is KLM’s flight school and trains students to become airline pilots. It is a subsidiary of the Netherlands headquartered flag carrier (airline) KLM and when KLM needs new pilots, they hire KLMFA’s graduate students. The flight school has its own Technical Service of 10 people who are responsible for maintaining their fleet of 16 aircraft. The Technical Service is an integral part of the KLM Flight Academy and makes the aircraft technically available to guarantee the influx of new pilots to KLM. To make TD perform even more efficiently, KLM Flight Academy is looking to expand their team of Maintenance Coordinators. Please see an extract of the job post below.


As a Maintenance Coordinator you operate as a spider in the web of the Technical Service. Your aim is to deliver the fleet airworthy, compliant and at maximum availability to the flight service at all times. Together with your colleagues, you are responsible for putting all preconditions in order so that production colleagues can perform their maintenance tasks efficiently. You coordinate operational priorities with the planning department of the flight service and you know how to translate these priorities into a plan for the production colleagues of the TD.

What makes this position unique is your involvement in all phases of the maintenance, from start to finish. The scale of the organization means that you are both involved in the day-to-day operation, but also get many opportunities to think about structural improvements. Your work is therefore diverse and you work in a very dynamic environment. In short, no day is the same.

Below is an overview of the most typical activities:

  • In consultation with the Operations Planning Center, you draw up both the short and long-term planning for the maintenance of the entire fleet;
  • Daily management of production based on the plans and priorities that you have made yourself together with the Operations Planning Center;
  • Maintaining and processing airworthiness directives (ADs/SBs/MDs, etc.);
  • Preparing and processing work packages;
  • Warehouse management (ordering, checking and booking parts) and maintaining contact with suppliers about outstanding orders;
  • Processing Aircraft Technical Logs;
  • Managing the maintenance administration;
  • Structurally and proactively improve the current maintenance processes;
  • Contribute to the further development of the team.


  • You have HBO work and thinking level;
  • You are in possession of a completed technical bachelor (aviation-related is a pre) or a Part-66 AML; You have a good command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing;
  • You are a real team player;
  • You are able to improvise, think in terms of solutions and possibilities;
  • You are proactive and have a flexible attitude;
  • You are stress-resistant and focused on cooperation;
  • You have a great sense of responsibility and know how to keep an overview;
  • You know how to weigh the different interests in the organization against each other and you dare to make decisions based on these insights.”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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