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Magnetic MRO Steps Into Widebody Market With A330 Approval

The company has grown its line maintenance capabilities after expanding its Part 145 approval.

Estonian aftermarket provider Magnetic MRO has gained authorization to offer line maintenance services on Airbus A330 family aircraft after having its Part 145 approval upgraded.

The certification was amended on Mar. 22 by European regulator EASA, the MRO said. It covers all three engine types used on A330 variants, which are the Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 and GE Aviation’s CF6.

Risto Mäeots, CEO of Magnetic MRO, said the new services are the first of “many steps” in the company’s widebody capability plans.

“Our recent expansion to East Asian markets and already existing line maintenance stations in certain strategic European airports give us a strong competitive advantage supported by our total technical care partner attitude,” he said.

In order to do this, Magnetic MRO, which was acquired by Chinese investor Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology in January this year, said it plans to maintain its investment in widebody segments.

The A330 approval, which goes into effect immediately at its line stations, adds to its existing line and base aintenance approvals which also cover the A320 classic and neo family, the Boeing 737 classic and NG aircraft, CRJ700 and 900, ERJ-170 and -190, Saab 340 and ATR 42 and 72.

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