MRO
Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
EASA 145

IAG have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the planning, building, project managing and operating of small to large Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities operating to EASA 145. We are able to operate specifically to handle any type of platform, from turbo-props, helicopters to fixed-wing (narrow and wide body) – this is to EASA Part 145 and also FAA approval. Amongst our senior management we boast an EASA Part M Form 4 holder and an EASA Auditor.

We can also quote just to provide the support, advice, paperwork and submissions required to obtain an EASA 145 accreditation upon your existing operations. Most projects start with our team being commissioned to undertake a full MRO feasibility study to International Standards (EASA 145 and FAA) which provide costed options and solutions for investors and clients approval. Our Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services include:

MRO Feasibility Studies (to EASA 145)
MRO Planning & Architectural Design
MRO Build & Project Management
MRO Staff Recruitment (Post Holders etc.)
MRO Management & Operation (also restructuring)
EASA Part 145 Consultancy
MRO systems, software and tooling suppliers
MRO software solutions
Malcolm Cox

Malcolm heads up our MRO and Engineering division. Malcolm has over 30 years experience built upon the solid foundations of a RAF Halton Apprenticeship and 22 years service in the RAF at home and abroad finishing his military career as an Engineering Officer. Since leaving the Service he has had a number of high profile appointments supporting some Europe’s leading low-cost carriers as a service provider with responsibility for continuing airworthiness management. As a practicing aircraft maintenance manager, he brings a strong commercial focus to the application of regulatory compliance – some of Malcolm’s experience includes:

International Aviation Group Albanian Airlines

Interim Technical Director – manage the transition from local Albanian approval to EASA Part 145 and Part M Continued Airworthiness Management approval, 6 months project, subject to two EASA Standardisation Team visits, the “roadmap” to approval was accepted and monitored. Project ended due to financial issues within the airline.

International Aviation Britten Norman

Full responsibility for all aspects of the service provided to a worldwide community of 850 Islander, Defender and Trislander operators and active in the development of a military approval system based on the EASA approval systems. Responsibility for 30+ staff, annual budget of €10m+.

International Aviation Group Eurocopter

Interim Post Holder for Planning (McAlpine Helicopters) the role of the project was to restore CAA confidence in the Completions centre, provide EC UK with repeatable and accurate planning data to support sales function. Increased management visibility of the true cost of sales.

International Aviation Group Eurocopter

Business Process Re-engineering at EC UK, the role of the project was to remove surplus and redundant processes and procedures from the management system, focus on aircraft availability and customer satisfaction.

MRO Feasibility Study (EASA 145)

It is important from the outset to plan and cost your current but also future requirements and in most cases ensure an MRO centre can become a long-term profitable company – in many cases it is ideal to incorporate an International Aviation Engineers Academy (EASA 147) – teaching new engineers to International standards from leaving school to degree level.
If you are planning a new MRO  then the first step is an MRO Feasibility Study which will plan, design and cost the whole operation.

A comprehensive and detailed study with financial projections to enable you to establish and operate a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (MRO Centre) at an International Airport operated to local and European approvals EASA 145. Any MRO Centre must be approved by the aviation authority responsible for the registration of an aircraft, supported by the MRO Centre, additionally; the MRO Centre will have to demonstrate to the applicable authorities that they have the necessary manpower, tooling, material and documentation to support a particular aircraft type. The MRO Centre would hold multiple national approvals, for multiple aircraft types – usually in 2 phases as explained below.

  • Phase 1 of the MRO Centre would support the development of the airport, through the provision of approved line maintenance facilities (EASA 145) for all aircraft operating in to the airport. Services would include ad-hoc defect rectification, the replacement of Line Replacement Units, attend the aircraft and where contracted complete “out-of-phase” maintenance.  The establishment of this line maintenance facility, with applicable national approvals would de-risk the operation for International and European airlines.
  • Phase 2 of the MRO Centre would support all flight related activities in the region with extended base maintenance facilities including aircraft paint facilities, specialised rotary wing maintenance hangars, component overhaul facilities for: aircraft cabin component, passenger seats, galley equipment, aircraft batteries, wheels, and brakes.  The facility would supply maintenance, repair and overhaul of civilian aircraft; turbo-prop, narrow body, wide body and of course helicopters. This would also extend to spares supply, disposal, parting out of aging inefficient aircraft as they retire from active service, and field service support.

In order to ensure the MRO Centre is self-sustainable in the long-term, it is our intention to usually propose an embedded training facility within the operation; the training facility would be approved to EASA Part 147 and would take ab-initio students from leaving school at age 18 through to graduate level. The training would initially be underwritten by a UK University, with a phased transition to an appropriately qualified and experienced local university.

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