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Flybe strengthens presence at prestigious global aviation forum

24 September 2013

Leading MRO calls for action on key industry challenges at world's largest Maintenance Repair and Overhaul conference in London

Flybe Aviation Services (FAS), part of Flybe Limited and one of the world’s leading and most advanced maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and completion centres, will be particularly high profile at this year’s MRO Europe 2013 Conference and Exhibition taking place at the ExCeL Exhibition & Convention Centre in London (24-26 September Booth Number 1136).

Flybe’s Director of Operations, John Palmer, has this year chaired the MRO Europe 2013 Advisory Board, heading up an impressive list of global aviation industry experts  whilst the company’s Director of Engineering, Andy Johnson, will chair two of the forum’s key seminars namely ‘Propulsion - Maximizing Asset Return throughout the Engine MRO Lifecycle’ and the ‘A340 Market Analysis’. He will use the opportunity to highlight a number of the challenges impacting performance and productivity within the sector, such as ‘no fault found’ issues and the crucial conundrum of engineers being granted easier airside access with their tools of trade for critical airport call-outs without compromising obviously necessary airport security regulations..

In addition, Flybe Aviation Services will be introducing its services to an even wider audience with the launch of its new Flybe Aviation Maintenance brochure that gives a comprehensive overview of the services it offers at its state of the art hangars and Training Academy at Exeter Airport in the south west of England. This facility possesses 12 regulatory approvals and certifications including ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System to support cost effective, nose-to-tail base and line maintenance support packages, parts trading and worldwide deployment for 24/7 field support on a variety of aircraft namely the BAE146/RJ, CRJ, ATR, Embraer 170/190 regional jet series and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop aircraft, the latter of which Flybe operates the largest fleet in the world.

Mr Palmer comments: “It has been an interesting year and a privilege to have had the opportunity to work so closely with so many of the world’s finest and most experienced MRO professionals. 


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