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Monarch Aircraft Engineering unveils new maintenance hangar at BHX

Posted on 26 November 2013 by editor

One of the UK’s largest Airlines, Monarch has unveiled its state of the art aircraft maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport. The firm who provides airline maintenance for some of the worlds largest airlines, has built a facility capable of maintaining two modern day wide bodied aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777, 747 and Airbus A350. It is expected that up to 40% of its profits will come from maintaining third party aircraft.

It has created over 150 local jobs, particularly for 16+ year old apprentices, roles in Logistics, HR, analytical roles and aircraft engineers and technicians, with a further 150 planned in the future.

Mick Adams, Managing Director of MAEL, said: “Today is a real milestone in the growth and development of MAEL as we officially open our tremendous new state-of-the-art engineering hangar at Birmingham Airport. The hard work and dedication of the whole team involved in this project has been outstanding and has allowed us to ensure it has opened on time and most importantly, within budget.Our own people, the contractors John Sisk & Son Ltd, RPS Group plc and Birmingham Airport have all formed part of the large team involved in this project over the last year and I would like to thank them for their unending commitment. The hangar, together with our existing facilities at London Luton and Manchester further secures our ability to provide both existing and new customers, with a first class maintenance, repair and overhaul service.”

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: “Today’s opening is a major development for Monarch Aircraft Engineering, Birmingham Airport and the Midlands region as a whole. Opening this state-of-the-art facility in Birmingham underpins Monarch’s long-term commitment to the region, creating job opportunities for skilled engineers and young people looking to start a career in aircraft maintenance. We look forward to welcoming the arrival of new aircraft and airlines flying into Birmingham specifically to benefit from this world class facility.”

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