Ton Dortmans – Plenary Speaker

Post Date: April 1, 2019





Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance

Mr. Dortmans joined KLM on August 1st 1985. From 1985 until 1996, he occupied several positions within the KLM Engineering &Maintenance division. He started at Engineering and was successively in charge for the specification and acceptation of introducing the, at that time, new Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Next to that he was Manager of the hangars in the total conversion project of two commercial Martinair DC-10 aircraft into KDC-10 refueling tankers for the Royal Dutch Airforce. Subsequently he moved to the Ground Services Division for three years, were he was responsible for the redesign of the Ground Handling processes.In 1998 he changed position towards the Flight Operations division. His first position was Director Flight Planning & Dispatch. From 2000 on he was Vice President Air Traffic Management. Next to that he was deputy Executive Vice PresidentFlight Operations. In 2005, he occupied the position of Senior Vice President Operations Control Center in the Passenger division. In December 2008, Mr. Dortmans returned to KLM E&M, since when he has been Senior Vice President Operations and Deputy EVP and responsible for all Maintenance, Repair and overhaul done on aircrafts, components, engines and engineering activities. On February 1st 2012 he was appointed EVP KLM Engineering and Maintenance.Mr. Dortmans is board member for both EPCOR b.v.and KLM UK Engineering ltd.and was part of different committees in which also the Schiphol Airport Group, Air Traffic Control Netherlands and the government participate. He also represented KLM in a committee called Regional Consultation Schiphol (CROS). This committee, including residents around Schiphol, has the goal toreduce noise nuisance together with the economical growth of Schiphol Airport.