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FL Technics signs long term base maintenance contract with Wizz Air

FL Technics signs long term base maintenance contract with Wizz Air

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FL Technics, a global independent MRO service provider, and Wizz Air, Europe’s leading low-cost carrier, sign an agreement covering partnership for base maintenance solutions with a planned start of services in July 2022.

Based on the agreement, FL Technics will be providing heavy maintenance services for Wizz Air Airbus A320/A321 CEO and NEO fleet, including both, planned heavy maintenance checks as well as short-heavy maintenance visits.

A four-year contract, with extension possibility, was signed at the beginning of November and is yet another major partnership development between the two organizations, in addition to the existing long-term cooperation focused on the line maintenance services.

Julia Brix, Head of Technical Services for Wizz Air Group, comments: “Wizz Air continues the strong growth path in this decade to offer affordable travel opportunities to our customers. FL Technics’ competitive cost base, operational flexibility and high service and performance quality gave us the confidence to award Base Maintenance Services to FL Technics. We are looking forward to starting this cooperation and continuing the successful joint growth path in the next years.”

Juozas Lapeika, deputy CEO for production at FL Technics, comments on the milestone: “This contract demonstrates our commitment to being the leading and most innovative MRO service provider in terms of quality and efficiency. And there is no better way to achieve the goal than partnering with a leading low-cost carrier such as Wizz Air, renowned for its’ focus on effective services and quality processes. I trust this partnership will be a wonderful opportunity to leverage our MRO expertise and support Wizz Air in their operations and growth, while maintaining one of the Europe’s leading low-cost airline [fleet|].”

This development is strong evidence of mutual trust and result of recent years of successful partnership, all together symbolizing promising prospects towards recovering aviation industry.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview with one of our FL Technics representatives, please contact Vilma Vaitiekunaite at vilma.vaitiekunaite@aviasg.com or +37061112789

Meggitt PLC signs SMARTSupport agreement with FL Technics, for the supply of MRO services across the Eastern European region

Meggitt PLC signs SMARTSupport agreement with FL Technics, for the supply of MRO services across the Eastern European region

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Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high performance components for the aerospace and beyond, has signed a 3-year, multimillion euro SMARTSupport contract with FL Technics to supply MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) services for sensors, valves, actuators, and fire extinguishers to operators across Eastern Europe and the CIS.

FL Technics is a part of the Avia Solutions Group, a global aerospace service provider with a vast network of subsidiary companies, including Jet Maintenance Solutions, who will also be taking part in related projects, and this agreement significantly extends the cooperation potential between the two companies,

Stewart Watson, President of Meggitt’s Services & Support division said, “This latest contract further strengthens our partnership with FL Technics and opens up new opportunities for us in the Eastern European and Russian regions. We are also delighted to welcome Jet Maintenance Solutions to our family of customers and hope to continue to build on our relationship with the prestigious Avia Solutions group of companies over the coming years.”

This new SMARTSupport contract is in addition to an existing agreement with FL Technics for the rest of Europe and extends Meggitt’s MRO service offering to better support the company’s growing customer base in Eastern Europe.

Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, and a board member of directors at Avia Solutions Group, further emphasises, “The extension of the scope of our previous agreements demonstrates mutual trust and dedication towards our business relationship, that is now, safe to say, evolving into a full-scale partnership. I am confident this will bring extended range of opportunities in the near-term and strengthen strategic cooperation.”

FL Technics Engineering department was certified under EN 9110:2018 standard: Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organization

FL Technics Engineering department was certified under EN 9110:2018 standard: Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organization

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Despite turbulent times in the aviation industry, management standards and the quality of service must be maintained to ensure the smooth continuity of business worldwide. FL Technics – as an independent global MRO service provider, and a family member of Avia Solutions Group – places consistent improvement as a cornerstone priority.

The successful receipt of the Certificate for Continuous Airworthiness and Technical Asset Management Services, awarded by the Bureau Veritas, confirms that FL Technics Quality Management System meets the requirements of EN 9110:2018 and EN ISO 9001:2015 standards, and defines the company’s capabilities to match the needs of the market; including those of major players such as Airbus, Boeing, and other leading stakeholders.

The successful certification was based on the significant support and guidance of the FL Technics Quality Department and aptly demonstrates the principle that continuous airworthiness and technical asset management services rank as priorities for FL Technics.

This certification defines the company’s competencies and acknowledges its capabilities to deliver best-in-class services to a global pool of clients across the aviation industry.

According to Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, “Success in the global MRO business is based on continuous improvement and the consistent provision of superior-quality services. The certificate awarded to our team once again illustrates our commitment to such principles and our continued focus on excellence at all levels of our business. Evaluated with adherence to internationally regulated standards, this milestone award acts as demonstrable proof that FL Technics is clearly on the right track for future development and growth, along with possessing the clear potential to provide premium services for a global client base.”

Storm Aviation acquires Chevron Technical Services, entering Scotland and gaining access to a 6th base maintenance location

Storm Aviation acquires Chevron Technical Services, entering Scotland and gaining access to a 6th base maintenance location

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Storm Aviation Limited (SAL), a leading global provider of line and base maintenance and aviation training services, has acquired Manchester-based Chevron Technical Services Ltd (CTS), and its Prestwick-based subsidiary Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd (CAM) providing aerospace solutions to the aircraft maintenance industry.

SAL, a subsidiary of FL Technics, which is part of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), will create a significant presence in Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick Airport while adding new capabilities, including wide-body aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), aircraft component maintenance, EASA Part-21G workshop production, engine services, fuel tank repairs, and recruitment services. Additionally, Storm Aviation Limited will assume operation of 2 line maintenance stations – at Glasgow Prestwick Airport and, through a joint venture, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Together with FL Technics, Storm Aviation Limited already has access to 68,000 square metres of bay hangar space at 5 locations in Europe, China, and Southeast Asia and offers airline clients access to one of the largest independent line maintenance networks covering more than 70 airport locations worldwide.

The acquisition of Chevron Technical Services’ Glasgow Prestwick Airport-based facility will add a 6th location with 6,000 square metres of hangar space and three aircraft bays with the capacity to house wide-bodied aircraft up to Boeing 747. CTS’s aircraft component maintenance and production workshops along with aviation recruitment services are based in Manchester and will be offered as new services to SAL’s existing clients.

Storm Aviation Limited, which is headquartered at Diamond Hangar in London Stansted Airport, boasts a 25-year history marked by a track record of successful projects delivered to tier-one customers, including Lufthansa, Emirates, Swiss International Airlines, Rolls Royce, and EasyJet. The onboarding of Chevron Technical Services will enrich SAL’s profile with over four decades of valuable experience as a major provider in the UK aerospace manufacturing and MRO sectors, offering approved EASA Part-145 maintenance and other high-quality aviation services. Glasgow Prestwick Airport has the potential to become a core hub for training as well as aircraft line and base maintenance for FL Technics Group clients worldwide.

Neil Morris, a representative of Chevron Technical Services’ founder family and Company CEO said: “After over 40 years of commitment to our customers it is our pleasure to see Chevron Technical Services joining forces with Storm Aviation Limited and the ever-expanding aviation family of Avia Solutions Group companies. By becoming an integral part of SAL, we hope to further strengthen our globally established reputation for the quality of service and customer care.”

Thomas Buckley, CEO of Storm Aviation Services, comments: “We are very pleased to announce our acquisition of the highly respected Chevron Technical Services group of companies. This is an incredible milestone for Storm Aviation Limited and a testament to the outstanding team of people who make us what we are. The Acquisition both enhances and complements the suite of services already offered by SAL. I look forward to working with the CTS and CAM teams alongside Ayrshire Council and Scottish Enterprise who have supported the business throughout the years. Together we will drive further growth and create new opportunities for our people, customers and stakeholders.”

Storm Aviation Limited’s acquisition of Chevron Technical Services is the most recent development in Avia Solutions Group’s wider expansion programme focussed on growing the Company’s footprint in the global aircraft MRO space. Over the last 18 months, ASG subsidiaries announced a number of significant investments. In February 2020, FL Technics acquired the Italian MRO provider Flash Line Maintenance, and in December 2020, the Canadian line maintenance operator Wright international.  Also in December 2020, Storm Aviation Limited announced the acquisition of the UK line maintenance network from SR Technics. In March 2021, ASG subsidiary Jet MS completed the acquisition of RAS Completions, the corporate aircraft interior and exterior specialist based at London Biggin Hill Airport.

FL Technics obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for cargo carriage aircraft modification capabilities in passenger cabin

FL Technics obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for cargo carriage aircraft modification capabilities in passenger cabin

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FL Technics continues decisive development of the business tailored to current and future demand in the markets. This time it’s the company’s DOA team who received an important approval of capabilities to change aircraft interior design by creating cargo carriage capacity on the passenger cabin floor.

Such aircraft modification is considered as major and requires extensive knowledge and technical expertise to be certified by EASA. However, a rigorous process of approval, that takes up to 6 months to complete, is worth the effort as it allows FL Technics to provide crucial service to airlines and lessors. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, partial cargo conversion of passenger aircraft becomes increasingly popular as operators need to opt in for freight services and support delivering goods and medical supplies worldwide. This new STC enables maximizing cargo capacity without full aircraft conversion to a freighter.

The scope of obtained certification covers one of the most popular aircraft currently in service – Boeing 737 and has already been applied in the B737-800 fleet conversion project for one of FL Technics trusted clients.

As per Liudas Jurkonis, Deputy CEO for DOA in FL Technics, – “For our organisation it is an important achievement that supports our strategic focus on providing services customised and tailored to any client needs. Also the fact that there were a total number of 50-70 applications submitted to EASA regarding this STC, and FL Technics was certified one of the first indicates both the high level of expertise of our teams as well as high demand of such modifications in the industry currently and in the future.”

Wright International - new identity and final stage of integration into FL Technics, a global MRO network

Wright International – new identity and final stage of integration into FL Technics, a global MRO network

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Wright International is excited to have launched a new identity representing decades of worldwide aircraft repair, maintenance, and overhaul (MRO) experience. The updated brand and new website design are significant in highlighting the final stages in the process of the company’s integration as part of FL Technics: a global provider of MRO services and a family member of the Avia Solutions Group, the largest aviation and aerospace company in Central and Eastern Europe.

Final stage of merger and acquisition

In the latter stages of 2020, Canadian-based Wright International entered the global MRO market by joining forces as part of the highly renowned FL Technics company. During the integration process, Wright International was able to both maintain and extend its long-term commitments with existing partners while developing strategic decision-based solutions leading to sustainable integration as a part of the global group.

“I am proud to see the decisive evolution of the business, based on a professional and entrepreneurial mindset. I am pleased to see the new logotype of Wright International has maintained our original identity elements while being modern and in line with the FL Technics group guidelines. It is a symbol of the integration of our Canadian market-specific experience into a global business.” states Mario Sturino, Wright International, President, and Director of Maintenance.

Wright International leveraging global expertise

The free-flowing exchange of unique values and know-how between both companies makes this stage of the merger process a significant milestone. The upgraded Wright International brand is part of the FL Technics commitment made in 2020 – to strengthen the company’s presence in North America and leverage global expertise while developing its operations worldwide. “It’s all about smart and insightful business development, implemented by leveraging the strengths of counterparts in building a sustainable global and independent MRO network” – Saulius Bajarunas, FL Technics, COO.

FL Technics – taking a foothold in North America

While Wright International is taking advantage of and seizing upon the benefits of being part of a global business group, FL Technics is proudly marking yet another decisive step in the company’s continued growth. This partnership is the first major business development for the European-headquartered FL Technics into North America and is marked by these new and extended agreements with strategically placed and trusted partners.

As part of this exciting new era, it is vitally important to align the values and identities of both companies while acutely matching global trends and organisational strategies. “The new brand and website represent more than an M&A deal, it is the actual integration of culture, knowledge, and know-how within the industry. I am delighted to see the fluent development of Wright International within FL Technics,” commented Zilvinas Lapinskas, FL

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