Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and division of The Monarch Group, is delighted to announce that it has completed the commissioning testing for aircraft maintenance at its new 110,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport in the UK.
This important milestone is one of the final stages of testing in readiness for next week where on 4th November four aircraft will arrive to undergo maintenance. The new facility incorporates high levels of technology and will have an industry-leading approach to maintaining aircraft. In the last week, MAEL has been providing specialist training and inducting highly skilled aircraft engineers all of whom will be reporting for aircraft maintenance duties from day one.
Commenting on this milestone, Mick Adams, Managing Director of MAEL, said, “I am delighted that we have opened the hangar doors to the first aircraft in advance of our busy winter maintenance program, and it was highly appropriate that it was one of Monarch Airlines aircraft to cross the hangar threshold for the first time. This was a very special moment for me personally and the entire team who continue to work tirelessly to ensure there is a seamless transition to full maintenance operations next Monday. This is another MAEL project that will be delivered on time, in budget – safely.”
About Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd
Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL) is a division of The Monarch Group, a leading UK-based travel Group which also comprises Monarch Airlines and the tour operating and holiday companies Cosmos Holidays, Avro and somewhere2stay. The Group has a turnover of approximately £1 billion, offers airline capacity of over 8 million sector seats, has tour operating passenger volumes of some 815,000 customers, and employs 3,000 staff. To find out more about The Monarch Group, please visit www.monarchholdingslimited.com
MAEL is an award-winning UK-based MRO focusing on cost-efficient service delivery to both Monarch Airlines and blue-chip third-party customers. MAEL has recently been listed in the top 10 MROs for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and in May 2012 was elected MRO of choice among its peer group and suppliers. In January 2013 MAEL was named MRO of the Year, a highly prestigious aviation industry accolade voted upon by aviation industry customers.
MAEL operates globally, supporting clients located in east and west Europe, Middle East, Australia and North America. MAEL has superior knowledge in maintaining legacy fleets and is also a leading MRO for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for which it is one of only six worldwide Boeing-approved GoldCare providers.
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