2EXCEL ENGINEERING’S NEW CUSTOMER
Lasham Airfield, UK, 3 March 2021 – Following the end of the Brexit Transition Period, Hampshire-based Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) 2Excel Engineering has welcomed a new customer from Europe.
The service-oriented MRO for Boeing and Airbus narrowed-body aircraft has signed a maintenance agreement with Avion Express for its Lithuanian and Maltese registered aircraft. Between February and April 2021, three Avion Express A320 and A321 aircraft will undergo deep maintenance C-Checks and up to six-year structural tasks at 2Excel Engineering’s Lasham site.
In spite of the uncertainties of Covid-19 and Brexit, this new European customer is a welcome addition to the MRO’s growing customer base which includes lessors, private owners and airline operators from across the UK, Europe, Russia, the United States, the Middle East and Africa.
Matt Caswell, 2Excel Engineering’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Following receipt of 2Excel Engineering’s EASA Third Country Part 145 Approval on 1 January 2021, we’re delighted to welcome our first post-Brexit European operator, Avion Express, to Lasham. This is positive news for everyone on site.
“After months of turmoil dealing with the effects of the pandemic on the aviation industry, I speak for everyone at 2Excel Engineering in saying that we are delighted to have secured this ‘normal’ deep engineering work for a European operator that is still flying. Our four large aircraft bays are all very busy.
“We’ve taken delivery of the first two in a line of three Airbus aircraft from Avion Express and we’re due to complete the first input early this month after its six-year structural inspection and C-check. 2Excel Engineering is well equipped for Avion Express and similar operators which require a wide variety of work completed reliably, swiftly and well so they can get back in the air quickly, sure in the knowledge that their aircraft will stay serviceable for the long term. Thanks to our highly skilled engineers, flexible facilities and capable back shops, we’re able to return aircraft back to our customers repeatedly, checks complete, defects rectified, on time and within budget. That’s why our customers come back to us year after year.
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Avion Express for many years to come.”
About 2Excel Engineering Ltd
Since taking over the MRO business based at Lasham Airfield in Hampshire five years ago, 2Excel Engineering has been transforming it to be relevant, respected and fit for the modern world. Delivering service-oriented maintenance to operators and owners, leasing companies and governments, the Company boasts four large aircraft bays and parking for up to 30 airliners, as well as two bays for lighter aircraft (up to King Air size), excellent non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities and a full range of back shops with highly-skilled, experienced, specialist engineers.