Aviation design and production company J&C Aero has received its first EASA Part 145 approval covering Airbus A320 and A330 line maintenance.
Lithuanian air carrier Heston Airlines is the launch customer for J&C Aero’s new service.
The EASA approval covers the full scope of line maintenance works on Airbus A320 family aircraft powered by CFM56 and IAE V2500 engines, and Airbus A330 aircraft powered by GE CF6 and RR Trent 700 aircraft. It also covers various systems and components such as air conditioning, doors, electrical power and lights, windows, and other equipment.
Following the receipt of the approval, J&C Aero technicians and engineers have already welcomed their first airplanes operated by Heston Airlines at Vilnius International Airport. Heston Airlines specialises in full charter flights and ACMI wet/damp leases operating five Airbus A320 and three Airbus A330 aircraft.
“We have been working with various line maintenance providers for quite some time but receiving our own approval and starting a completely new activity – it’s a milestone for us,” said J&C Aero’s head of CAMO and ARC staff Andžej Kolovšic.
“Lots of homework and training has been done by our team, and we are very happy to be approved by the CAA and our first line maintenance customer – Heston Airlines.”
Heston Airlines’ CEO Jonas Rinkauskas commented: “J&C Aero has a name and reputation on the market for being scrupulous on safety and flexible when it comes to new business solutions. With the continues fleet expansion Heston Airlines and J&C Aero agreed to expand existing cooperation and launch a new line maintenance station in Vilnius. It’s exciting to see J&C Aero servicing our aircraft at our home base.”