FL Technics is establishing a new MRO centre at Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic, the second-busiest airport in the Caribbean.

Facilities at the new site will include five bays for base maintenance operations, including a complex of full-fledged supporting shops.

The total area of the aircraft maintenance solutions company’s new infrastructure will reach 52,000 sq. m. and the construction process will take up to two years.

The new site highlights FL Technics‘ commitment to developing its global independent MRO network, including  maintenance hangars in Lithuania (Vilnius and Kaunas International Airports), the United Kingdom (London, Stansted International Airport), Scotland (Prestwick International Airport), and Indonesia (Jakarta International Airport).

FL Technics MRO hangar space

With the new facility in the Dominican Republic, the company’s owned MRO hangar space will increase to a total of 86,000 sq.m.

CEO Zilvinas Lapinskas said: “This expansion is our first physical base maintenance foothold in the region, following the existing FL Technics operations in the Americas, including line maintenance network in Canada.

“It is a decisive investment as we aim to provide comprehensive MRO solutions to create long-term partnerships and a base for other future developments in the continent.”

Giovanni Rainieri, airside operations director at Punta Cana International Airport, said: “We are pleased to announce our strategic alliance with FL Technics to offer world-class MRO services at Punta Cana International Airport and Punta Cana Free Trade Zone.

“With this strategic alliance, airport customers will have access to a wide range of aircraft maintenance and repair services, including scheduled inspections, component repairs, cabin modifications, and painting, among others.”

Saulius Bajarunas, COO of FL Technics, added: “Strategic and operational business development requires meticulous planning and evaluation, especially when it comes to complex projects in new markets.

“I trust this new infrastructure will become the foundation for future expansion of the new MRO hub, as the FL Technics team will apply best practices already proven successful in other continents.”
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