Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL), the MRO division of Monarch Airlines which ceased trading early Monday (Oct. 2), will continue operating as a standalone entity.
MAEL has always been a standalone business within the Monarch Group, holding its own cash, employees and property,” said managing director Chris Dare. He added, “MAEL continues to trade as normal with renewed focus on servicing our existing clients and winning new contracts.”
It has got A320neo line management contract last week and also made a base management contract with Virgin Atlantic. MAEL could carry on C1 checks on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 fleet from September 2017 to 2021. This service will be provided at its Birmingham facility.
MAEL employs over 730 staff at six locations in the UK and four overseas. The company has hangars at Birmingham and London Luton airports, and line maintenance stations at London Gatwick, London Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Nice, Malaga, Warsaw and Kiev.