Vallair has expanded its MRO offering to include A330 aerostructure repair capabilities.
The capability will be offered at Vallair’s facility in Châteauroux, France, where it currently repairs a variety of parts, including nacelles, inlet cowls, fan cowls, thrust reversers and flight controls.
“We are always seeking new ways to support our customers, and by constantly assessing and reacting to the demands of the market Vallair is able to fine tune our capabilities,” said Vallair’s head of commercial & marketing Malcolm Chandler.
“To date our aerostructure capability has focused on narrowbody aircraft such as the 737 and the A321, so this will be a new path for Vallair. We have upskilled our current workforce to accommodate these additional services and work on A330 thrust reversers and inlet cowls will begin this month.
“Currently our turnaround times for narrowbody thrust reversers are four to five weeks, with five to six weeks for outer workscopes, and we will maintain these [for] the A330.”
Vallair was recently awarded a ten-year lease for a for a full-service aircraft MRO and cargo conversion hangar adjacent to its existing aerostructures repair and logistics facility in Châteauroux, France.
The company said it would introduce new repair workscopes for A330 aerostructure components in the second quarter of 2021.