Aviation Week’s MRO Europe conference and exhibition hall will feature airlines, MRO providers, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors and industry experts who will network and learn about trends in the MRO industry along with new products and services. This year, the event is being held in the U.K., which boasts a robust MRO industry. Below are some of the U.K.-based companies that will exhibit at MRO Europe.
1. Servicing the Regional Aircraft Market
Company: Falko Regional Aircraft
Product: Asset Management
Specifications: Engaged in all aspects of commercial operations, the asset management company Falko Regional Aircraft focuses on the regional aircraft market. The company developed a growing inventory of BAe 146/Avro RJ rotables and spares to support global customers’ requirements. Its priority is providing a value-for-money service combined with delivery of spares to operations. Falko is a European Aviation Safety Agency-approved (EASA) Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) and offers a full range of services to support commercial operators, financiers and leasing companies.
2. Repainting Commercial and VIP Aircraft
Company: Air Livery
Product: Painting Maintenance
Specifications: Headquartered in Norwich, England, Air Livery is a refinishing company with experience in repainting all types of commercial and VIP aircraft, from Embraer EMB-135s, Airbus A340-600s and A350s to Boeing 747-800s. Using the latest advanced application techniques, Air Livery offers complete service for livery requirements, including regular fleet painting maintenance and complete nose-to-tail livery change.
3. Propeller and Propeller Component Repair
Company: Proptech Portsmouth
Product: Propeller Repair
Specifications: Proptech Portsmouth, headquartered in Hampshire, England, provides propeller maintenance that combines a focus on craftsmanship with the latest technology. The company holds multiple propeller OEM approvals including for Hartzell Propeller, McCauley Propeller Systems, MT-Propeller and Sensenich Propeller, and offers repair and overhaul of Hamilton Sundstrand composite propellers including the 14SF, 14RF and 568F types as well as the full set of Hamilton Sundstrand propeller components. Proptech offers an extensive exchange pool that supports a wide network of international customers to minimize downtime and cost. All Proptech customers have access to a 24-hr. AOG support hotline.
4. Care, Maintenance and CAMO
Company: Air Salvage International
Product: Aircraft Disassembly
Specifications: Air Salvage International is an aircraft disassembly company serving the global aviation industry. It has carried out 600-plus projects worldwide and is a founding member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association. Its base, in Gloucestershire, England, offers parking for 70 aircraft along with 180,000 sq. ft. of secure hangarage, including a climate-controlled engine bay. As an EASA Part 145/FAA organization, the company performs care, maintenance and CAMO on most aircraft types. On-site services are available through its parts-trading affiliate Skyline Aero.
5. Removes Heavy Oil and Dirt
Company: Frasers Aerospace
Specifications: Frasers Aerospace, based in London, distributes prime manufacturers’ cleaning chemical products to airlines and operators from its distributor-based product portfolio. It recently established its own name brand to fill niche areas: AEROWash. The product is designed for the fast-turnaround airline market sector, with a simple-to-use wipe on, wipe off application, either by microfiber cloth, spray or mop head and pole. AEROWash is a concentrated preparation for removing grease, oil, dirt and hydrocarbon-based residue from aircraft surfaces. The surfactants in this preparation comply with the biodegradability criteria in regulation (EC) 648/2004 on detergents. It removes heavy oil and dirt deposits, bug splatter and deicing stains. AEROWash carries both Boeing
D6-17487 Revision T and Airbus
6. Cloud-Based Application for MRO Management
Company: ELMS Aviation
Product: Electronic Logbook
Specifications: The Electronic Logbook Management System (ELMS) from ELMS Aviation of Devon, England, is a cloud-based application developed in line with current CAA and EASA regulations. ELMS uses complex algorithms to evaluate and report on engineer and nonengineer competency. The application utilizes user-submitted data relating to training, qualifications and work experience to provide an indication of competency in relation to a particular job role or activity. The system features a comprehensive analytics engine that allows workers to better manage resources and meet operational requirements.
7. Technology Investment for Landing Gear Overhaul
Company: AEM Ltd.
Product: Landing Gear Overhaul
Specifications: Established in 1959, AEM overhauls landing gear and associated components at its headquarters at Stansted Airport in Essex, England. The company recently invested in rebuilding its machining and plating facilities in Ramsgate, England, adding new equipment such as a fully automated hydraulic stand for testing associated actuation. AEM covers landing gear platforms on the Airbus A320, Boeing 737 Classic and NG, Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet, as well as numerous rotary-wing types. Assets are available for short or extended loan during the overhaul cycle.
8. External and Internal Aircraft Cleaning
Product: Aircraft Cleaning
Specifications: Hampshire, England-based JetWash is an external and internal aircraft cleaning specialist that supports many of Europe’s MROs, airlines, manufacturers, airports and service providers. The company’s exterior cleaning process reduces the effects of aerodynamic deterioration and drag, limits aircraft downtime and improves brand and customer perception. JetWash’s experienced team of aviation professionals is available 24/7. Its services include exterior dry wash cleaning, paintwork, preservation and protection, Xzilon protectio as well as galley and cockpit, seatand cargo-hold cleaning.
9. MRO Services in the U.K.
Company: PPA Group
Product: Composite Repair and Manufacturing
Specifications: PPA Group of Flintshire, Wales, delivers MRO services to the commercial, executive and military sectors of the transportation industry. The company develops new products and implements the latest technologies to support customer needs. It has the in-house infrastructure to respond to specific requests or troubleshoot more complex projects. Services include composites repair and manufacture, machining, vacuum forming and molding, spraying and assembly.