Photo caption: The all-female MAAS Aviation paint and inspections team. From left to right, Iris, Basillia, Marta, Hazel, Elsa, Mirna, Audris, Airobys, Guadalupe, Hailey, Lilian and Bernadette. Image: MAAS Aviation

MAAS Aviation, experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, made sure they marked International Women’s Day yesterday by presenting their first ever all-female paint team – a major milestone for the business.

Geoffrey Myrick, chief operating officer – USA, said: “Over a five-day period in late February and early March, our 12 strong all-female team completed the painting of a brand-new A320 aircraft. They carried out all stages of the paint job from applications of primer through to basecoat, then finishing with clearcoat, with inspections at every stage to ensure the high standards and perfect finish MAAS Aviation is known for. The aircraft achieved a 100% customer rating.

“This is the first time we’ve have had an all-female team complete an aircraft painting project, but it’s important to say that female colleagues have worked within our paint teams for many years. In an industry that many still view as male dominated, we’re pleased to be a positive example of how this is changing.”

Talent and strength

Daryl Taylor, head of commercial operations for Airbus in the USA added: “The quality of work performed by this team of women is undeniable proof of their talent and strength. We are incredibly proud to celebrate this achievement with MAAS on International Women’s Day.”

Myrick concluded: “As a global business, we have a great number of women working in all roles across our facilities. It is the dedication and passion of all our people that make MAAS the business it is, we thank each and every one of you for your daily contribution to our continued success.”

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