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The air transport industry faces a plethora of risks
March 2023

After dealing with the direct impact of corona the aviation sector must now contend with the indirect impact, supply line constrains and shortages, compounded by the effects of the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine.

In our VZM Market Outlook 2023 for commercial aviation & maintenance we once again review these challenges. The energy price volatility is affecting both airlines and MROs with little change expected in 2023. While global losses have decreased and some airlines have returned to profitability, others are still trying to cope with the challenges they face. The majority of MROs are struggling to meet the growing demand for their services, they will have to become even more innovative and flexible to meet future demand and customer expectations.

We hope you enjoy this 23rd edition and look forward to your feedback and comments. Electronic copies of the Outlook along with other VZM publications are freely available to subscribers of the VZM website at the Info Center. If you are not a subscriber, simply click the "subscriptions" link at the top of this website. Subscription is free of charge and without obligation.


VZM co-founder Hans Zuidema passed away
March 2023

It is with deepest regret we inform you that Hans Zuidema passed away on March 9. He was 76 years old.

Hans was one of the three founding members of VZM Management Services at the end of 1996 and was very instrumental in making the company what it is today.

He was active at many of VZM’s customers helping them implement changes in their organization. He worked with them to improve business performance with a focus on working with and coaching their people.

At the end of 2012 Hans officially retired, but he continued to help the team with several projects.

We will for ever keep Hans in our memories as he was such a great friend and colleague during all those years. We will miss him.


Expanding customer base and VZM events back in 2022
January 2023

The best news of 2022 is of course the end of corona restrictions at most places in the world and a start of the recovery of the airline industry. VZM was able to expand its customer base further this year.

Thanks to the end of the restrictions VZM was after three years able to host a Diversium and a golf tournament again this year. In June the 15th Diversium titled Are airlines and MROs able to handle all the challenges they face? was well attended and appreciated. In September finally the 22nd edition of the Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament took place. It was clear that the participants were very happy the tournament was back again and they were looking forward to the 2023 edition.

In March VZM published its 22nd Market Outlook about the aviation sector turning the corona corner, while new challenges are looming.


Han Dieke with fond memories of Hans Minnee wins the trophy
September 2022

Due to the corona pandemic VZM was forced to postpone twice the 22nd edition of the VZM Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament. Finally on September 13, 2022 – three years after the previous edition – VZM was able to host the event for its customers and relations.

Han Dieke became the 2022 winner of the Hans Minnee Challenge Trophy. Han worked closely with Hans Minnee before he passed away, and in his winners-speech commemorated his last contacts with Hans. Winner of the clinic was Erwin van Straten, who also won a golf lesson offered by the Nunspeet golf club.

Once again, the participants could enjoy on a very nice summer day a round of golf and networking with colleagues from the industry.

Visit the Dutch Aviation Open page to view photos, find all scores and read more about this year's tournament.


VZM confident about 22nd Dutch Aviation Open
July 2022

Two years in a row VZM was unable to organize their golf tournament due to the corona pandemic. But VZM is confident that on September 13 this year it will be able to host the postponed 22nd edition of the Dutch Aviation Open golf tournament for its customers and relations. The experienced golfers will play to win the Hans Minnee Challenge Trophy. For the inexperienced participants there will be a clinic.


Industry challenges discussed during 15th VZM Diversium
June 2022

At the June 16 Diversium industry leaders discussed the challenges they are facing and how to cope with them. The session Diversium 2022started with an introduction by Martijn de Vries, VP KLM Engine Services at AF-KLM. Among the issues discussed were labor shortages and supply chain constraints, uncertainties of the short-term market developments, and the importance of developing new solutions.

A summary of the discussions of the 15th VZM Diversium Are airlines and MROs able to handle all the challenges they face? can found on the VZM Publications page.