Monarch Aircraft Engineering has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Canadian low-cost carrier Sunwing Airlines.
The contract, which started at the beginning of this month, will see the UK-headquartered MRO provide the services on Sunwing’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft based at Leeds Bradford Airport.
Sunwing currently operates an all-Boeing narrowbody fleet of 29 aircraft, with just under half on lease from a number of other seasonal carriers.
The announcement rekindles an earlier agreement between the two parties dating back to 2013, a factor which played a role in renewing the service for this summer according to Sungwing’s maintenance operations manager John Barnard.
“This line maintenance agreement with Monarch Aircraft Engineering is very important to our summer flying program,” Barnard said.