FLS Aerospace win in Northern Europe

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "FLS Aerospace win in Northern Europe", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772cab.036



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FLS Aerospace win in Northern Europe

Keywords FLS Aerospace, Maintenance

Underscoring its position as a leading European provider of Boeing 737 maintenance services, FLS Aerospace has recently signed a general terms and conditions agreement (GTA) with Virgin Express. This contract adds a further 22 aircraft to the FLS Aerospace supported fleet.

Thirteen of the Virgin Express aircraft are registered in Belgium and the remaining nine are on the Irish register and based in Shannon. Flying scheduled low fares routes from Ireland, the UK and European destinations. Virgin Express has selected FLS Aerospace to undertake all their aircraft overhaul requirements (C and D checks). The work will be undertaken at the FLS Aerospace aircraft overhaul facility in Dublin, Ireland.

FLS Aerospace also announce a two-year contract recently signed with Martinair, The Netherlands-based international charter airline. Martinair has agreed a GTA for the accomplishment of aircraft overhauls (C and D checks) on their fleet of six Boeing 767 passenger aircraft. This work will be accomplished at the Dublin, Ireland facility operated by FLS Aerospace.

FLS Aerospace (DK) A/S, a leading specialist provider of ramp and light maintenance services in Scandinavia, and European Air Transport have recently agreed a contract. EAT are scheduling A300 services through Copenhagen during the coming summer season. FLS Aerospace will provide "A"-check support on the EAT fleet of five aircraft.

FLS Aerospace (DK) A/S has also recently signed an agreement with SAS. The FLSA base at Copenhagen airport is providing SAS with aircraft wheel overhaul facilities for the SAS operated de Havilland Dash 8 fleet. These wheel overhauls are provided on a "rate per flight hour" basis.

The company also reports that Ryanair have signed a long-term contract that renews the existing relationship between the two companies. The contract which will run until the end of 2004 covers the heavy maintenance of the Ryanair fleet of Boeing 737-200 and -800 aircraft and is estimated to be worth approximately £32 million (Euros).

Ryanair first contracted FLS Aerospace to meet its requirement for regular base maintenance and aircraft overhaul on its B73 7-200 fleet in January 1994. The initial contract was for a period of five years, as is the new contract. Over the life of this new contract Ryanair's fleet is set to almost double from the 26 airframes currently operated to a total of 46, comprising a mix of Boeing 737-200 and -800 aircraft.

FLS Aerospace also meets Ryanair's total requirements for the repair and overhaul of Boeing 737 system components on a fixed rate per flight hour basis and provides line maintenance support at Ryanair's expanding London-Stansted Airport hub.

Details available from: FLS Aerospace. Tel: + 44 (0) 1279 25244.

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