Monarch Aircraft Engineering Scoops ‘Through-Life Engineering Services Award’ at The Manufacture of the Year Awards, 2013

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and division of The Monarch Group, last night won the ‘Through-Life Engineering Services’ award at The Manufacture of the Year Awards 2013 gala dinner which took place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK.

Shortlisted in two categories, MAEL secured the ‘Through-Life Engineering Services’ award for the efficient management and maintenance of complex, long-life products with a focus on design, cost, reliability and infrastructure.

This award was given to the manufacturing company or plant that, in the opinion of the judges, is making quantifiable progress towards providing through-life engineering services, such as maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), obsolescence management and design for services.

Commenting on the award, Ian Bartholomew, Commercial Director of MAEL, said:

“One behalf of all my colleagues at MAEL we are delighted to take home this most prestigious award. The finalists represent some of the most talented and dynamic companies in the UK across a wide variety of sectors, and to receive this is a testament to the team’s achievements this year and our relentless drive to deliver superior customer service.”

About Monarch Aircraft Engineering

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 915,000 customers, and employs 3,000 staff. To find out more about The Monarch Group, please visit

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.

In November 2013, MAEL announced the opening of a new 110,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport, complementing its existing facilities at London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester Airports. The new facility enables MAEL to service a greater share of the growing UK market for aircraft maintenance services (including international long-haul carriers) and to help achieve its target of approximately 50 per cent of revenues being derived from third-party customers.