Maas Aviation Announces Expansion Of Its Aircraft Painting Business To Kaunas, Lithuania And Forming An Alliance With FL Technics
MAAS Aviation has enjoyed significant growth over recent years to become the third largest commercial aircraft painting company in the World. Much of this growth has been achieved through forging partnerships with world-class operators and today I am delighted to add FL Technics as one such world class partner to MAAS Aviation. The coming together of MAAS and FL Technics to combine base maintenance and aircraft painting will allow us to offer a true one-stop-shop experience in Kaunas to airlines and leasing companies which combines maintenance with painting and painting with full engineering and maintenance support. This expansion is driven by demand from customers of both of our companies.
MAAS Aviation has contemplated expanding its European MRO painting capacity for many years and Kaunas Airport always featured very high on our list of options. I would like to thank the Lithuanian Airport Authority and Invest Lithuania for their contributions in making this venture possible. Kaunas is an excellent location for aircraft painting and the presence of FL Technics at the airport combined with a skilled labour pool and supportive governmental agencies were key in our decision to commit.
The investment will initially comprise a twin bay single aisle paint shop up to Airbus A321 incorporating full climate control and best available technologies to be in service in Q4 2020 which will be capable of expansion to three bays. The Kaunas paint shops will bring the total number of paint bays operated by MAAS to 11; as in addition to Kaunas, MAAS will continue providing an exceptional MRO painting experience at our paint shops in the Netherlands and in Alabama in addition to our OEM paint shops located at Airbus Hamburg and at its US Final Assembly Line in Mobile.
Aircraft painting is a niche activity offering essential services within the overall MRO sector and there are not many of us doing it. I am delighted to announce this expansion in Kaunas to grow our market and reach of our services and to bring painting closer to our customers in a very relevant manner.
We look forward to servicing the demands of our combined existing and future customers and to being part of the Lithuanian MRO sector.
About MAAS Aviation
MAAS Aviation has provided world-class aircraft painting services for 35 years and currently provides aircraft painting to OEMs, airlines, leasing companies and MRO operators from dedicated paint shops located in Europe and the US and is regarded as one of the top three aircraft painting companies in the world.
MAAS currently operates 9 paint shops located in the Netherlands, Germany and in Alabama, USA. MAAS is a Tier 1 Global Supplier to Airbus Group and is an Airbus OEM Qualified painting partner to Airbus Group.
MAAS Aviation invests heavily in its human capital resources and currently employs just under 300. The company is certified to EN/AS9100 and ISO9001 quality standards and operates environmental management systems certified to ISO14001 at all facilities.
About FL Technics
With over 1200 professionals FL Technics acts as integrated aircraft maintenance solutions’ provider. The company has representative offices in Lithuania, Indonesia, Russia and Thailand, hangars and shop facilities in Lithuania, China, Indonesia and the United Kingdom, and an extensive network of line maintenance support stations across Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific , the CIS and Russia.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, FL Technics specializes in base & line maintenance; parts and materials trading; engine, APU & LG management; full aircraft engineering & design, and technical training services.
FL Technics is an EASA Part-145, Part-M, Part-147, and Part-21 as well as GCAA Part 21, FAP 145, FAA 145 (Indonesia) certified company. It holds approvals from local authorities in Bermuda and other countries.
FL Technics is part of Avia Solutions Group – international aerospace business group with 76 subsidiaries worldwide. While started its business in Lithuania back in 2010, currently the Group has representative offices in the USA, the UK, Poland, Serbia, Estonia, Russia, Thailand, and Indonesia. With over 1600 customers across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, Avia Solutions Group is among the market’s leading providers of aircraft maintenance, aviation staff training and recruitment, ground handling and fuelling, aviation IT solutions, charter flights, and tourism.