An all-female MAAS Aviation team has completed the painting of a new A320 aircraft to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).
MAAS said the accomplishment of its first all-female paint team represented “a major milestone for the business”.
The painting work was carried out over a five-day period in late February and early March by the 12-strong team.
“They carried out all stages of the paint job from applications of primer through to basecoat, then finishing with clearcoat, with inspections at every stage to ensure the high standards and perfect finish MAAS Aviation is known for,” said MAAS Aviation’s chief operating officer – USA Geoffrey Myrick. “The aircraft achieved a 100 per cent customer rating.”
Myrick added: “This is the first time we’ve have had an all-female team complete an aircraft painting project, but it’s important to say that female colleagues have worked within our paint teams for many years. In an industry that many still view as male dominated, we’re pleased to be a positive example of how this is changing.”
Daryl Taylor, head of commercial operations for Airbus in the US, commented: “The quality of work performed by this team of women is undeniable proof of their talent and strength. We are incredibly proud to celebrate this achievement with MAAS on International Women’s Day.”