FL Technics plans landing gear MRO growth

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Lithuanian maintenance provider FL Technics plans to expand its landing gear MRO business.

The Vilnius-based company organised its landing gear activities into a separate division in early 2012 and started selling Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 equipment, some of which had been sourced from tear-down aircraft.

Customers were based in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, says FL Technics.

The MRO provider has helped operators acquire landing gears also for other aircraft types and plans to expand its activities "significantly" in 2013, says Arturas Semenikas, head of the components management department.

The company wants to tear-down more landing gears to broaden its component range beyond the 737 and A320, he says, but it also uses other sources. This is to cover other Airbus and Boeing types as well as Bombardier, Embraer, Fokker, BAE Systems 146/Avro and Sukhoi Superjet aircraft.

The company says it recently signed landing gear deals worth more than €1 million ($1.3 million).