Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance agreement with China Airlines.

The carrier is a new customer for MAEL who will carry out line maintenance work when China Airlines begins its London Gatwick service in December 2017. With four flights a week in the winter followed by five flights or more next summer, the line maintenance work will be carried out on the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft.

Neil Kirby, Sales Manager at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “China Airlines is our second A350 customer and continues to show our commitment to new technology aircraft. We are delighted to have secured Taiwan’s largest airline as a new customer for our London Gatwick line. We look forward to commencing work at the end of the year.”

Annie Huang, General Manager of UK & Ireland at China Airlines added: “I am very happy to have signed a contract with Monarch Aircraft Engineering to support our upcoming Airbus A350 operation into London Gatwick. Monarch Aircraft Engineering is a leading line maintenance provider in the UK we look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future.”

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