Peter Hartman Succeeds Tom Enders as Chairman of ACARE
Peter Hartman, Vice-Chairman of AIR FRANCE KLM with effect from 1 July 2013, has been appointed as the next chairman of ACARE, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe at the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport.
Mr Hartman will be succeeding Tom Enders, who served as chairman of ACARE in his capacity as CEO of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).
Since 2001, ACARE has maintained a Europe-wide network for strategic research into aeronautical and aviation policy. In this manner, the airline industry can continue to meet society’s demands. What’s more, ACARE contributes towards reinforcing Europe’s leading role in the airline industry.
For example, ACARE issues recommendations to the European Commission for more environmentally friendly aircraft in the long term, without eroding the viability of the airlines. This includes innovation in the field of alternative fuels, aircraft design, passenger perceptions at airports and European certification processes for aircraft components and systems.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.