Posted on: 20 November 2012 by Mark Howells
Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has announced plans to expand its operations significantly with a new 110,000 sq ft maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport in the UK, which will create 150 new jobs, with the potential for a further 150.
Due to be completed and operational by the end of 2013, the new MAEL facility will incorporate industry-leading design and build standards and is the first UK hangar to have the capacity for Boeing 787 maintenance, with sufficient capacity for other wide body aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, 747 and the Airbus A350. The facility will be large enough to accommodate two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft or 10 narrowbody aircraft and will contain a number of component-repair and back shops.
The new Birmingham facility will complement MAEL’s existing heavy maintenance facilities in the UK at London Luton and Manchester airports and supports the recent and continuing growth of MAEL’s aircraft engineering activities.
Mick Adams, managing director of MAEL, commented, “Our new state-of-the-art hangar at Birmingham Airport combined with our existing facilities at London Luton and Manchester, and large line maintenance operation at London Gatwick, will ensure that MAEL is uniquely positioned to provide its international and domestic customers with a high-quality and leading maintenance and repair service in key, strategically-important MRO locations across the UK. We look forward next year to welcoming 150 talented people, with the potential for a further 150, to our new facility at Birmingham Airport, where they will complement our expertise across existing locations and join in our exciting plans for further growth.”