GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Techniek business has successfully completed its first A330 maintenance project. The aircraft was delivered to Air Europa.

Air Europa (Spain) has previously awarded heavy maintenance projects for its 737 narrowbody fleet to GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Techniek business. Last year, GKN Aerospace performed a cabin modification package on another A330 but the company said the Air Europa project was the first “major” widebody MRO initiative.

Jeff Armitage, Managing Director of GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Techniek business said: “I am happy and proud to announce that we will bring this great facility to the next level. By entering the widebody market, new opportunities will arise. This will include stepping into the world of modern composite aircraft in the years to come.”

Additional projects secured

Alberto Linés, Air Europa’s Maintenance and Engineering Director said: “We would like to congratulate the Fokker team for their first A330 base maintenance check. For Air Europa it is paramount to match committed aircraft downtimes and Fokker successfully matched the dates. We fully recognise they made a great job with very good planning and controlled execution.”

The project took place at GKN’s MRO and Completion centre in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands. GKN says further A330 MRO projects have also been secured.

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