I've spent a fair chunk of the last few weeks putting together a special MRO report for Flight International to coincide with the excellent MRO Europe event run by our competitors at Aviation Week. This year that's in Hamburg starting 22 September of course. Drop me a line if you'd like to talk to us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonas Butautis, the CEO of FL Technics, actually made the point that although he expected to have a cost advantage over the mainstream MROs for anything up to a decade, he was much more worried about competing with people in Turkey. 'Low-cost' being an entirely relative concept of course. And sure enough, MRO in Turkey is exploding as well, as our correspondent Tolga Ozbek details here.
On the other hand, no sooner had SR Technics moved out of Dublin, than the energetic Conor McCarthy moved in, confident that he can tackle the cost issues that SRT couldn't find a way around. Branded as Dublin Aerospace, the new operation is reasonably well funded, is shamelessly cherry-picking high-value activities, and is hiring.
As usual I couldn't use all the pix I obtained so here are some of them because, well, because it's always interesting to have a look in someone else's hangar.
FL Technics hangar, Vilnius. Pic: FL Technics
Lufthansa Technik Sofia. Pic: LHT
Hope the heating works. (Obviously the heating works - it's Lufthansa Technik!)