6 JUNE 2016


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Article from BTNews 6 JUNE 2016

Monarch and the A380

The engineering division of Monarch Airlines has won approval to add the Airbus A380 to its maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) capabilities.

The additional aircraft has been added to the EASA and GCAA Part 145 approvals, allowing Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL) to provide line maintenance support for Airbus A380 operators at Birmingham Airport.

Derek Gibson, Commercial Director at the division, said: “Adding the Airbus A380 aircraft to our Part 145 certificate gives us a wider scope of airframe capabilities. 

“The investment made provides further evidence of our commitment to expand and support customers operating the next generation of aircraft.”

Operating globally, MAEL provides aircraft maintenance services to clients located in east and west Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America. 

The division is also a leading MRO for new-technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for which it is one of a small group of  worldwide Boeing-approved GoldCare providers.

Monarch Airlines currently operates 25 Airbus A321-200s and nine A320-200s, with 30 Boeing 737-MAX 8s on order. Deliveries of the Boeings are due to start in the second quarter of 2018.


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