ANTAVIA, a global provider of MRO services and repair specialist for commercial airlines, business jets, military and governmental wheel & brakes, has opened the doors to its large new facility at Paris CDG in October. The 2,500 sq.m premises has been seamlessly brought on-stream as the ANTAVIA team of engineers transitioned from the smaller repair shop nearby, and all workspaces have been redesigned following LEAN/5S principles.
“Proximity to CGD is a huge benefit for aircraft operators/owners” explains Ismaël Fadili, sales & marketing director, ANTAVIA. “The move has enabled ANTAVIA to integrate new equipment and further enhance our very short overhaul and tyre change TATs. Being part of the AMETEK MRO group means we can invest with confidence, and this not only benefits our European customers, but underpins the expanding support programmes that we deliver for the European operations of US/Canadian airframers.”
ANTAVIA have designed the new shop to replicate the company’s modern unit near Toulouse and the launch is a fitting accolade for the dedicated workforce as the organisation celebrates its 40,000th wheel and brake repair milestone.
CAAC certified, and ideally located between the main commercial and bizjet hubs of Paris CDG and Paris LBG, ANTAVIA’S larger facility also holds its significant inventory of spare parts, including tyres valued at over USD1m.
“It is our policy to duplicate skills and expertise in our areas of niche expertise” says Alan Harding, divisional vice president MRO Europe & Asia for AMETEK MRO. “We have developed a huge depth of experience in the wheels & brakes arena that ANTAVIA will replicate in Asia as we expand our footprint and increase our services in 2022.”
He adds how important it was for all parts of the industry to connect at MRO Europe in Amsterdam last week. “The atmosphere of positivity and collaboration that was felt by everyone participating in the event highlighted how important it is to work together to find new solutions from an efficiency, sustainability, and environmental perspective. Clearly there is a determination from airlines, operators, OEMs and MROs to build upon each other’s strengths as we begin to responsibly manage the impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector.”