Jacky van Damme and Miranda Stolk-Oele

Who says Technic is a man’s world? Not in our perception! We, Jacky and Miranda have been working in Aviation all of our professional lives. During the last 15 years at KLM Engine Services, dedicated to maintenance of Gasturbines. We love all aspects of it and like to share why we love it with you via ”non- technical nice to knows”. And yes, since engine maintenance is all about Power, we like to think of ourselves as Power ladies.

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8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Jet Engines

You’re in an aircraft taxiing to the runway. You stop momentarily. Then you hear of the swelling roar of the engines, the aircraft vibrates as it accelerates, pushing you back gently into your seat. The scenery whips by faster and faster until you leave the ground. You’re airborne! All of which would be impossible without the powerful engines. These extraordinary powerhouses are fascinating, even to those who work with them on a daily basis, which is why we’d like to share some facts about them with you. 1. How powerful is an aircraft engine? The power of a jet engine is equivalent to that…

Jet Engine Maintenance: This Is How We Do It

In this blog, we will show you what a jet engine is subjected to during a complete overhaul. Depending on the type, an engine has to be taken apart, cleaned and serviced every 3,000 or more flight cycles. This means an engine receives a major overhaul every five years, in addition to more frequent, less radical visits to the workshop. Step 1: Defining the work scope The first step is the arrival of a “dirty engine” at our Schiphol Airport facility. This eco-friendly building is named after Sir Frank Whittle, the British pilot who designed and patented the first turbo jet engine in 1930. Then…

Jet Engines Are Hot (In At Least 4 Ways)!

We work at KLM Engine Maintenance, so we know jet engines are hot! But what do you think? Read on and find out for yourself! 1. Trends: hot or not? What’s in and what’s out in the jet engine population? It will come as no surprise that it’s all about the environment. Heavy, high-consumption, noisy jet engines are definitely out! Although our power packs weigh nowhere near zero, there’s a real trend in weight reduction. Less weight means lower fuel consumption and, therefore, lower emissions. And, let’s be honest, this cuts costs too. More and more lightweight materials are being…