Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Cypriot charter carrier Cobalt Aero.
STS Line Maintenance plans to add more line stations in the U.S. and overseas after announcing the opening of new locations at airports soon to be vacated by HAECO Americas Line Services.
SR Technics has signed a number of MRO contracts with low-cost carrier easyJet covering line and light base maintenance work at stations in the UK and Switzerland.
“We were all shocked by it,” says Mark Smith, group president of STS Aviation, of HAECO Americas’ announcement that it would exit line maintenance at all but one of its US locations by the end of 2016. Even if shocked and enduring a hurricane near its Florida headquarters, STS was moving quickly to look for opportunities in the HAECO drawdown. The privately-held company has grown from $15m to $250m in annual revenue in 17 years by being very nimble.
HAECO Americas has confirmed plans to transition out of its US line maintenance activities and focus on its MRO and cabin solutions businesses.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a long-term agreement to support Cathay Pacific’s A350 operation at London Gatwick airport.
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has signed an agreement to carry out line maintenance work on A330s operated by Sichuan Airlines.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed an agreement with budget carrier Norwegian to provide line maintenance support services on its 737 aircraft at airports in Birmingham and Manchester.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has been granted EASA and GCAA Part 145 approvals to carry out line maintenance work on the A380 aircraft.