One year after commencing operation as a line maintenance provider, Morson Aircraft Engineering Services (MAES) has announced the opening of its seventh UK line station.
The company, set up by aviation and technical recruitment company Morson International in September 2018 following Part-145 approval, has established a new location at Bristol Airport. This adds to a network of locations at Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, London Gatwick, Glasgow and Newcastle airports.
Its locations at Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Glasgow airports were acquired from the defunct Monarch Aircraft Engineering, which collapsed in early 2019.
MAES launched with British leisure airline Thomas Cook Airlines as its first customer and has since built up a contracted customer base totalling nine carriers as of September 2019.
These include Latvian airline SmartLynx, at its Birmingham and Bristol line stations; Canadian carriers Air Transat and Sunwing at Glasgow and Belfast respectively; along with narrowbody ACMI operator Avion Express at its Birmingham line station.
Having started out with Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 certifications, this year has seen MAES add new aircraft approvals to its service offering in the form of the A310, A330 and 747. Its parent company has Part-21J design approval.
Along with building up its customer and approvals, the MRO has also developed an in-house mobile maintenance system known as MAES.mobile. According to MAES, this provides its engineering teams with live maintenance data at the aircraft, enabling customers to receive live feedback and enhanced service level agreement reporting.