MRO Management

Antavia opens new wheels & brakes MRO facility as it celebrates 40,000th repair

Antavia has opened a 2,500sq m wheels & brakes MRO facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The company, which is part of the Ametek MRO group, is also celebrating reaching the milestone of performing its 40,000th wheel and brake repair.

In the new facility, all workspaces have been redesigned following Lean/5S principles, as the company transitioned to the new premises from a smaller repair shop nearby. Antavia has designed the new shop to replicate the company’s modern unit near Toulouse.

The facility also holds an inventory of spare parts, including tyres valued at over US$1 million.

“Proximity to Charles de Gaulle is a huge benefit for aircraft operators and owners,” said Antavia’s sales and marketing director Ismaël Fadili. “The move has enabled Antavia to integrate new equipment and further enhance our very short overhaul and tyre change turnaround times.

“Being part of the Ametek MRO group means we can invest with confidence, and this not only benefits our European customers, but underpins the expanding support programmes that we deliver for the European operations of US/Canadian airframers.”

Ametek MRO’s divisional vice president MRO Europe & Asia Alan Harding commented: “It is our policy to duplicate skills and expertise in our areas of niche expertise. We have developed a huge depth of experience in the wheels & brakes arena that Antavia will replicate in Asia as we expand our footprint and increase our services in 2022.”

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