Atlantic Aviation Group are delighted to be attending MRO Europe from October 19th – 20th 2022 at the Excel Centre in London. Since the acquisition of AAG Hangar 1 (formerly Lufthansa Technik Shannon) in April of this year, Atlantic Aviation Group is now Irelands largest MRO facility. With our extended MRO capacity and approvals to maintain B737, B757, B767, B787 and A320 family across our two facilities in Shannon Ireland, the team are looking forward to meeting prospective clients at MRO Europe to discuss the available solutions we can offer in MRO, Part 21 Design, CAMO & Technical Services, Part 147 Training and Defence Services. If you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of our sales team in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMO & Technical Services
Quarter 2 has been a particular busy time for CAMO & Technical Services. Key highlights have included the addition of 5 new Technical Services Engineers to the CAMO Team. The new team members add depth to the CAMO team hailing from a diverse mixture of backgrounds, including experienced engineers from the AAG MRO and AAG engineering department. It is rewarding to see these career progression opportunities for staff across the AAG group.
We have also welcomed new engineers from Leasing and CAMO backgrounds, as well as welcoming back a former coop student from the University of Limerick. AAG support of UL’s Co-op programme continues with 3 Aeronautical Students placed within Aviation Services gaining experience in Part 21 and CAMO teams, seeding future succession planning and talent nurturement.
The CAMO landscape has been particularly busy, and the team have been delighted to support our clients, Lessors and Airlines in the post COVID ramp up getting aircraft back into service. The team have supported over 30 projects across the top 10 lessors, across several jurisdictions and registrars, both private and commercial. Feedback from clients has been very positive as evidenced by repeat business. 2022 year to date has been the busiest year for the CAMO. Q2 also saw the launch of our new aircraft record scanning service.
The AAG DOA team has successfully completed its first approved STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) programme. This achievement is a key milestone in AAG’s Design Office history and shows the continued development of the department and its position within the Pt.21 Subpart J (DOA) sector of aviation. Competence levels within the Pt.21 DOA sector and EASA are based on the ability to produce high quality compliance, ensuring aircraft safety and continued airworthiness. Typically, EASA use the STC process as the metric for a safe, compliant and competent PART21 Subpart J DOA. When compared to its peers, a DOA is measured by the number of STCs completed, the level of difficulty and what those STCs are. We are now able to build on this initial success, enabling us to be more competitive within this sector.
Throughout the STC programme, the DOA Team has maintained its recognised quick turn round times and high standards for Transition Changes; MODE-S & SELCAL, EGPWS, Ownership Plates, Temporary Registration Markings, Registration Plates.
The DOA team are now continuing to focus on future work, including two significant opportunities for CHC-Helicopters & Boeing DOA. If either opportunity is awarded, this will help the continued growth, knowledge & experience of the entire team.
Atlantic Aviation Group have had a very busy Summer delivering type training both on site and online for several returning customers and new customers. We welcomed several new customers over the Summer including Astral Aviation based in Kenya, Nayak based in The Netherlands, JAT Tehnika based in Serbia and Cabo Verde Airlines based in Cape Verde. We delivered a mixture of B737NG, B757 and B767 type training to our new customers. As always, we were happy to welcome our existing customer Star Air back over the Summer for B767 type training. Our training instructors Aidan and Tony travelled to Kenya, Belgrade and Cologne over the Summer and to Cape Verde to deliver NG practical training in September.
Over the summer we continued delivering our EASA Cat A1 training programmes in partnership with the Limerick Clare Education Training Board. August seen our latest Limerick Clare Education Training Board EASA Cat A1 License class graduation with further trainee classes continuing with their on-the-job training on the hangar floor. Further traineeships are expected to commence throughout the remainder of the year and into 2023.
This summer we launched phase 1 of our online distance learning Cat A1 to B1 Conversion Pilot Programme. This pilot project offers the learner a new way of learning and completing their EASA Cat A1 to B1 conversion while continuing to work.
We also started the first of 5 Aircraft Landing Technician Traineeships on behalf of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board for Dublin Aerospace Landing Gear Services. This new programme gives the learners the theory, practical skills and on the job training and experience to be competent Level 3 landing gear technicians on course completion.
In August we reached a significant milestone with the graduation of our 1st BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering class whilst we also welcomed the next class cohort for our BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in the early Summer. Applications are still open for the next intake of the BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering due to begin in January 2023.
Other highlights from over the last few months include the development and delivery of a new 1-day Aircraft Technical for Non-Technical Staff course. This course is designed to give an insight into aircraft, aircraft maintenance, maintenance planning and aviation terminology, to non-technical staff working in aircraft maintenance, leasing, and finance. This course was delivered with the support of the Aviation Skillnet. AAG Training also won a contract to deliver a range of technical training courses for Nordic Aviation Capital which we will be delivered in Q4 2022. We are also due to launch our “Lunch and Learn” series of training with this first training event to be around “MRO operations”. This also includes a visit to our EASA Part 145 facility.