J&C Aero has announced the receipt of its first EASA Part 145 approval, allowing the company to launch an in-house component repair shop in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Having received the approval in October, the aviation design and production company is now certified to conduct in-house component maintenance and repairs, covering air conditioning and pressurisation, doors and hatches, electrical power and lights, equipment, windows, and structural components.
J&C Aero’s CEO Laurynas Skukauskas said: “We started purely as a design company, focusing on the development of various cabin interiors elements. Step by step, we have been expanding our capabilities by adding production and other services. By aiming to become a single point for all aircraft cabin-related needs, adding MRO capabilities is the logical next step for us.
“We are grateful to the Transport Competence Agency for their guidance throughout the certification process. And, of course, big praise to our component repair team that made it all possible.”
J&C Aero currently operates a 1500 square metre facility that includes cabin interior design, production and print shops, as well as testing laboratories, a warehouse, and the recently launched component repair shop.
The company said it expects to more than double its production and MRO facilities early next year, increasing to a 3500 square metre site.