Atlas Air is partnering with Sharp Technics K to develop a dedicated MRO facility at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
The companies have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to enter into a joint venture to that effect. The custom freighter aircraft maintenance facility is expected to open in 2025.
Sharp Technics K president Soon-Suk Paik noted that the facility would be able to accommodate multiple widebody aircraft at the same time, enabling it “to contribute to the growth of airfreight and e-commerce on a global scale as Incheon International expands its role in the MRO aviation industry”.
Atlas Air Worldwide president and chief executive officer John Dietrich said he “welcomed Sharp Technics K’s approach to finding the right solution for Atlas Air’s growing widebody maintenance needs in the Asia Pacific region”.
He added: “Incheon International Airport is a key airport for us in our global network as we serve customers around the world. Our partnership with Sharp Technics K will enable us to further streamline maintenance planning with their integrated approach to servicing our fleet.”
Incheon International Airport Corporation president Kyung-Wook Kim said: “We look forward to supporting Atlas Air’s MRO needs with this new facility as Incheon International focuses on cultivating the air cargo industry.
“This development will serve as a cornerstone for new growth as we strengthen Korea’s competitive position in serving the worldwide aviation MRO industry.”