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Multi-Million Pound Acquisition of
Manchester Aviation MRO Aeroco Group
Aeroco Group, a Manchester-headquartered aviation
firm specializing in the maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO) of aircraft cabin and cargo components, has been
acquired via a management buyout led by chief executive
Jonathan Bird, and managing director Tony Lewin. The
multi-million pound transaction, which comprises Aeroco
Group Holdings and its subsidiary companies, including Aeroco Group International Limited, Aeroco Aircraft
Engineering Limited and Aerograph Limited, was funded
by Frontier Development Capital. Led by the new management owners and supported by its existing team, Aeroco
Group will look to continue the growth it has achieved in
previous years as well as diversifying its capabilities with
new products through its Part 21 manufacturing division
and it's Part 145 maintenance repair provisions. With a
new state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Stockport,
Manchester, Aeroco Group will service new and existing
customers throughout Europe, America, the Middle East
and Far East. As part of the change of ownership, original
founder William Sheil will exit the business, having left a
strong foundation for the MBO team to build upon.

Dassault Aviation Trusts Sabena technics
with ATL2 Modernization

Sabena technics has welcomed a first ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, as
part of the program designed to modernize the aircraft's combat system
to standard 6. The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat
system was awarded to Dassault Aviation and Thales (co-contractors)
by the defense procurement agency DGA in October 2013. The program
covers a fleet of eighteen aircraft, eleven of which will be modernized
by the French SIAĆ© aeronautical maintenance center. The other seven
were entrusted to Dassault Aviation, who chose to rely on the know-how
of Sabena technics to support it as a subcontractor on this program.
Sabena technics' teams will therefore ensure that the modification is
carried out on a few of these aircraft, the first of which has just been welcomed at the MRO's facility in Dinard, France.



MAAS Aviation Partners with FL
Technics to Create World Class ReDelivery Center in Kaunas, Lithuania
Following a multi-million Euro investment, MAAS
Aviation has opened a new purpose-built paint shop
at Kaunas Airport (KUN) in Lithuania, adjacent to
FL Technics' MRO facilities. Combining base maintenance, painting and parking/storage in one location
is an attractive proposition for leasing companies. It
minimizes aircraft ground time which offers economic
value and less complexity for lessors. MAAS Aviation's
ultra-modern Lithuanian facility is a twin-bay narrow body paint shop capable of accommodating up
to two A321 sized aircraft simultaneously and is the
first of its kind in Lithuania. It grows the company's
global footprint to eleven best-in-class paint shops
and increases their overall MRO capacity in Europe by
40%. The 40% increase in MAAS Aviation's European
MRO capacity enables the company to service more
airlines and lessors particularly during peak seasons.
The MRO repainting sector is normally cyclical with
winter peaks and for many years MAAS has juggled
capacity constraints during these periods due to
demand from its long-term contracted customers. In
the build up to establishing this new facility MAAS
Aviation has experienced a dynamic growth trajectory
surpassing 180% over the past six years. In 2015 the
company had three paint shops in two locations and
130 aircraft were painted. In 2021, MAAS has eleven
paint shops and the company forecasts painting up
to 300 aircraft.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AMT_April-May2021

Editor's Takeoff
Industry Inspection
State of the Industry: Paint
Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
Charged Up Down Under
Innovations in Part Sustainment
A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
GAMA Insight
ARSA Insight
Advertiser's Index
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AMT_April-May2021 - Editor's Takeoff
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AMT_April-May2021 - Industry Inspection
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AMT_April-May2021 - State of the Industry: Paint
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AMT_April-May2021 - Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
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AMT_April-May2021 - Charged Up Down Under
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AMT_April-May2021 - A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
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AMT_April-May2021 - GAMA Insight
AMT_April-May2021 - Professionalism
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AMT_April-May2021 - ARSA Insight
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AMT_April-May2021 - Advertiser's Index
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