Vallair, the mature aircraft asset specialist and launch customer of the A321P2F freighter conversion, has appointed Steve Pike as Aerostructures & MRO Services sales manager. Steve will be based in Vallair’s EASA and FAA approved repair facility in Châteauroux, France. His role will be to act as the main interface with operators, lessors, aviation parts stockists and suppliers of aviation parts for all Vallair’s MRO services, but also specifically for Vallair’s Aerostructures workshop.
Vallair’s Châteauroux facility specializes in a wide range of composite and sheet metal repairs on a variety of aircraft structures and components. All specialist work meets regulatory standards and fulfils the requirements of the various airworthiness bodies. A dedicated field service team is on hand to support with any aircraft inspections or onsite repairs and modifications.
In addition to its repair services, Vallair Aerostructures manages an extensive pool of rotable assets available for sale, lease or exchange. These assets have been repaired and certified in the repair shop to the highest standards and are available to customers around the world at competitive market pricing. Vallair’s inventory includes an array of products, such as inlet cowls and thrust reversers for the CFM56-3, CFM56-5A and V2500-A5 engine types, as well as flight controls on A320 and B737 aircraft.
“I am delighted to join Vallair and to have the opportunity to work with the skilled, dedicated teams at Châteauroux and Montpellier,” says Pike. “With a background in aerospace engineering I have extensive experience within the aviation sector including commercial MRO, maintenance and modification. I look forward to drawing on my understanding of working closely with the major OEMs and operators of Boeing, Airbus and ATR – to strengthen and focus Vallair’s Aerostructures & MRO services for our airline and lessor customers.” Pike previously worked at Skyways Technics as head of Maintenance Sales, and Flybe Aviation Services as head of Commercial Sales.