Ryanair has signed a five-year agreement with Joramco, which will see the airline utilise up to six heavy maintenance lines at the MRO provider’s facility in Amman, Jordan.
At the 110,000 square metres facility, Joramco is set to conduct 41 checks for Ryanair during this winter season.
This new agreement ensures that the airline has continued flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the upcoming maintenance season.
Ryanair is increasing its fleet size to 800 aircraft, including the recent 300 Boeing MAX-10 order, which will see the airline grow to carry over 300 million passengers per year by 2034.
These new, fuel efficient, greener technology aircraft offer 21 per cent more seats, burn 20 per cent less fuel, and are 50 per cent quieter than B737-NGs.
Ryanair uses a mix of internal facilities and external suppliers to conduct its heavy maintenance.
The airline group states it will continue to invest in internal heavy maintenance facilities, but this agreement with Joramco will complement these facilities and ensure the maintenance requirements are more than met over the coming years.
Neal McMahon, Ryanair’s chief operations officer, said: “We are thrilled to announce our expansion in Amman confirming our five-year heavy maintenance agreement with Joramco.
“Joramco have been providing heavy maintenance for our fleet for the past four years, however, this agreement allows Ryanair to utilise up to six heavy maintenance lines and conduct 41 checks this winter season.
Fraser Currie, chief executive of Joramco, said: “This agreement is testament to the vision and dedication of the Ryanair heavy maintenance management team and the excellent services delivered by the entire team at Joramco.
“We look forward to growing and enhancing the relationship in Jordan and delivering amazing opportunities for both the local workforce in Jordan and Ryanair’s customers.”