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LOTAMS Plans 737 MAX Part 145 Extension, Bahrain CAA Update

Polish MRO looks to expand certifications in 2017 following extension of CASA approval.

LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services (LOTAMS) is planning to extend its EASA Part-145 certification for the Boeing 737 MAX while also updating its Bahrain CAA certificate.

The plans for the latest Boeing narrowbody coincide with the aircraft’s anticipated entry-into-service, scheduled for May 2017 with launch customer Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Its intention to update its Bahrain certification follows the Polish MRO last week announcing an update to its CASA certificate issued by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, authorizing its staff to carry out repair services on Embraer-produced aircraft registered in the country running until 2019.

Rafał Momot – board member, sales and business development director at LOTAMS, told MRO Network Daily that the extended Australian certification was an endorsement of the firm’s expertise.

“The fact that we can continue providing aircraft maintenance services for airplanes under the supervision of Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australian Government, means a confirmation of our expertise and class leading quality in the range of technical services for civil aircraft. We can also utilize the capacity because of the upside down seasonality,” he said.

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