Jun 21, 2017: Airbus has launched Airbus’ MRO Alliance (AMA) during the 2017 Paris Air Show. This will be a very important part of Airbus’ strategy to develop efficient and high quality services globally, and to deal with the increasing demand for MRO services in the next 20 years.
The AMA will include MRO members with high standards and proven expertise in airframe heavy maintenance from around the globe. AMA aims at optimising heavy maintenance turnaround time and making the most of added-value on the aircraft during the shop visit downtime by combining the industrial capacities of well-established MROs with the engineering knowledge and newly unveiled digital capabilities of Airbus.
The selection process to enter the alliance is based on specific and demonstrated criteria in terms of industrial capabilities, capacities, performance and quality. Each candidate member will be audited by an Airbus team in order for the MROs to demonstrate they comply with the Airbus standards of quality and high performance. The first agreements to be involved in Airbus MRO Alliance have lately been signed with a number of leading and globally positioned MROs: AAR, Aeroman, Sabena Technics, Etihad Airways Engineering, GAMECO and China Airlines.
Under the membership scheme, Airbus will support the participating MROs in the improvement of their performance and will offer them access to a wide portfolio of services to deliver best in class customer solutions. This will leverage Airbus services such as FHS, upgrades and Satair Group parts capability. This mutual environment will offer airlines with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for maintenance, SB and cabin embodiment and they can be provided “Part 145” turnkey solutions to reduce ground time and maximize value on their aircraft.