VZM News Archive
We may be in the midst of a golden age for the airline industry be it in terms of aircraft production orders and backlogs or maintenance needs.
With the departure of two of its team members the VZM team was significant smaller during most of 2018. This resulted in less activities and projects performed by VZM.
For many years Ton hoped to become the winner of this Hans Minnee Challenge Trophy.
Two new members have joined the VZM Management Services team on September 1, 2018: Johan Bank and Steve Williams.
With increased consolidation of the suppliers in the commercial aviation market the risk might be that service will deteriorate as the dominance of these consolidating suppliers increases and their organizations are becoming very complex.
Despite a bullish economy, the global uncertainties remain high with increased geopolitical tensions, protectionism on the rise, and political risks in Europe.
In the first quarter of 2018 the VZM team is to change as Theo Hermans and Andreas Reichert are retiring from VZM.
Once more VZM Management Services closed a year with positive results. 2017 turned out to be one of the five best years in the 21-year history of the company.
After having to play on the hottest second Tuesday of September last year, the participants were happy the temperatures were lower this time. With only a few minutes of light shower before the match started, September 12, 2017 turned out the be a near-perfect day for golf for the group of 45 participants of the 19th VZM Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament.
Last month VZM contributed to the Aviation Maintenance article “European MRO: Challenges Mount But Opportunities Remain.” Following some excerpts from the article.
We have embarked on an uncertain era as new leadership in Britain and the US is reassessing its role on the international stage.
In 2016 the VZM team was expanded with the start of Andreas Reichert in September.
In a market with new technologies, increased dominance of OEMs in aftermarket and Big Data, how can airlines reduce and control their costs and how can suppliers help?
On September 13, 2016 once more contenders gathered at the Nunspeetse Golf & Country Club on the hottest second Tuesday in September ever recorded to compete at VZM’s Dutch Aviation Open. The maximum temperature measured that afternoon came close to the winning score of 34 as achieved by Robert Rijnsburger.
On September 1, 2016, Andreas Reichert became the latest member of the VZM Team in Europe. Before joining VZM he was COO at Haitec Aircraft Maintenance GmbH, an independent Line and Base Maintenance MRO with bases at Hahn and Erfurt airport in Germany.
2015 proved to be another excellent year for VZM Management Services with a slightly increased turnover compared to the year before.
When asked how he has played Arian van der Werff answered: “Like the previous years, some very good scores, while other holes very bad.” Less than half an hour later he was amazed being the winner of the 2015 edition of the VZM Dutch Aviation Open.
On September 8 VZM will organize the 17th edition for the Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament.
The biggest surprise of 2014 was the collapsing oil price, which was slashed by half thanks to an increase of supply. Prospects are that prices will increase slowly to USD 70 in the next two years.
In the last couple of years several airlines groups started to consolidate the maintenance within the group. They showed that there is significant cost saving potential in consolidating the maintenance up to 13%.
Leo van Rijn will be the proud possessor of the Hans Minnee Challenge Trophy for one more year. On September 9 he managed to end first again during the 16th edition of the VZM Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament.
In September VZM organized a Diversium for one of its customers about the topic Is there still a future for legacy aircraft component maintenance?
This year VZM organizes the 16th edition of the Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament on September 9.
The VZM website has been upgraded and is now adapted for smart phones and tablets.
Gradually the world economy is turning a corner following the Great Recession which started in 2007 with the demise of Lehman Brothers.
Leo van Rijn was clearly having his day when participating in the 15th edition of the VZM Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament on September 10.
From September 2013 onwards René van Doorn joins the VZM Team in Europe.
On September 14, 1999 the first Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament was played at the Houtrak. This year will see the 15th edition of this very popular golf event organized by VZM Management Services for its customers and relations.
Europe is facing another recession that puts more pressure on the legacy carriers to transform in order to compete with the Low Cost Carriers.
In 1996 Hans Zuidema together with Hans Minnee and Marcel Versteeg started the interim-management and consultancy VZM Management Services. At the end of 2012 Hans decided it was time to retire after 16 very successful years at VZM.
After little over two years absence Ronald van den Bergh joined the VZM team again at the start of 2013. In the last five months he was already part-time working as associate assisting VZM at one of the support projects.
After someone slower start 2012 turned out to be one of the best years in the history of VZM. The majority of the activities took place in Sweden and France.
After a wet start the weather improved rapidly and made this day an excellent golf tournament again.
Nowadays outsourcing maintenance is part of the business model for most airlines. But have we found the optimum outsource strategy yet? And what will be the effect of the latest generation of aircraft be?
On September 11 VZM Management Services will host the fourteenth edition of the “Dutch Aviation Open” golf tournament.
To make it easier to find an interesting article which has been mentioned on our website in the past we have sorted them in seven categories on our Article Archive page.
Since 2008 we have gone from one crisis to another and the near future is once again uncertain thanks to the unresolved European debt crisis and increasing tensions with Iran raising oil prices. Therefore, the next few years will bring a lot of challenges for both the airline and the MRO industry.
2011 was another excellent year for VZM Management Services. Revenues did grow once more, ranking 2011 in the top three of the 15 year VZM history.
After a exceptionally wet tournament the year before, this year's edition of the VZM Dutch Aviation Open Golf Tournament was on a splendid day with sunshine and a very nice temperature.
VZM Management Services will host on September 13 the next edition of the “Dutch Aviation Open” golf tournament at the golf course ‘Rijk van Nunspeet’ in The Netherlands.
Ron van Manen has joined the EU Clean Sky Joint Undertaking as the Program's Technology Evaluation Officer per June 1, 2011.
2010 brought light to the end of the recessionary tunnel. Financial markets calmed, modest growth returned, and airline revenues and yields perked up.
In 2010 VZM Management Services saw several changes of the VZM team. Early in the year Theo Hermans joined the team, later followed by Ron van Manen.
After more than 11 years VZM is back in Sweden supporting Avia Express Sweden, using the Skyways brand.
In 2009 we went through a worldwide recession, which hit nearly all areas of the aviation industry. Optimism is returning in 2010 with positive expectations for the economy and recovering trends for many businesses.
Frans the Vries is extremely proud and honored to be this year's winner of the Hans Minnee Challenge Trophy 2010. It came totally as a surprise. "Looking back things felt right as from the start."
This month Ron van Manen joins the VZM Team in Europe. Ron spent over 20 years in executive roles in aerospace and aviation. His last position was Managing Director (VP/GM), Aerospace Consulting Division at Qinetiq.
Modern aircraft have much lower maintenance needs than previous generations. This makes equalized maintenance concepts more attractive, which will change the future of the aircraft maintenance businesses.
VZM Management Services will host on September 14 the twelfth edition of the “Dutch Aviation Open” golf tournament at the golf course ‘Rijk van Nunspeet’ in The Netherlands.
Theo Hermans has recently joined the VZM Management Team. He started his career 25 years ago at KLM Engineering & Maintenance where he served in the marketing & sales organization and was a 747 Heavy Maintenance Project Manager.
The recession was all over us in 2009, turning the aviation industry deep in the red. Therefore, VZM Management Services is happy its 13th year in business turned out to be profitable and on target. Compared to 2008 last year was even better.
On June 3, VZM Management Services hosted another Diversium, this time around the topic Are there any costs left to cut? Senior leaders from airlines, MROs, OEMs, part suppliers and other industry suppliers on what possibilities there still are to reduce costs.
VZM Management Services will host on September 8 the eleventh edition of the “Dutch Aviation Open” golf tournament. Once more this event will take place at the golf course ‘Rijk van Nunspeet’ in The Netherlands.
What started as subprime troubles in the summer of 2007 has in the mean time turned into a deep worldwide recession. Forecasts have rapidly declined since the autumn of 2008 and are still going down at this moment.
On the hottest day of the week – a tradition by now – the participants of the eleventh Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament did tee off just after one o’clock on September 8.
The twelfth year of VZM Management Services turned out to be another profitable year with record braking revenues in the first half of 2008. Typical projects for this year were developing a reorganization plan for an independent MRO ...