Morson Aircraft Engineering Services (MAES), the aircraft maintenance provider from the Morson Group, is celebrating its first year of operation during which it has opened seven line stations, been awarded nine airline maintenance contracts and received approvals for maintenance on eight aircraft types.

MAES entered the Part-145 Line Maintenance market in September 2018, adding its maintenance services to the pre-existing range Part-21J design services offered by the Morson Group.  Thomas Cook Airlines was MAES’ launch customer, and it now works with nine contracted airlines and many more on an ad-hoc basis.

It has just opened its seventh UK line station at Bristol Airport, adding to its established network of stations at Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Gatwick, Glasgow and Newcastle Airports. MAES’ most recent contract award is to provide full line maintenance support for Virgin Atlantic’s mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft at its Glasgow and Belfast line stations.

It has also recently been appointed to provide line maintenance support to Latvian airline, SmartLynx, at its Birmingham and Bristol line stations; Canadian airlines, Air Transat, at its Glasgow line station and Sunwing, at its Belfast line station; and Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world and the largest airline in Lithuania, at its Birmingham line station.

Scott Wells, director of MAES, said: “Our first 12 months in operation have been dynamic and successful as we have built a network of line stations and type approvals, and are now partnering with nine airlines.

“We are delighted that Virgin Atlantic, SmartLynx, Air Transat, Sunwing and Avion Express are the latest airlines to choose Morson Aircraft Engineering Services to support their operations in the UK. We pride ourselves on taking an intelligent and data-led approach to MRO – one that leverages the huge experience of the Morson Group to provide world-class teams and project management excellence, exceptional in service care and support, and all using cutting edge technology.”

Recently, MAES has developed a proprietary, iPad-based mobile maintenance system,, which provides MAES’ engineers with live maintenance data at the aircraft, ensuring that MAES’ customers can receive live feedback and enhanced SLA reporting.

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