operator MK Airlines is intending to branch into third-party maintenance work
as it prepares to secure European certification for its servicing operation.
Airlines expects to receive the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Part
145 approval in July.
executive Mike Kruger, speaking to ATI
at an event in London, said: “It
gives us an ability [to seek additional business] which we didn’t have before.”
carrier has a UK
engineering base at Filton near Bristol,
where it performs work exclusively on its own fleet, but is planning to offer
third-party services – primarily on Boeing 747s – following the European
Airlines, which is preparing to transfer its 747 freighter fleet to the UK
registry from Ghana
as part of a strategic business plan, is hoping that this will generate
additional revenue for the carrier.
is predicting revenue growth of 15% this year after generating sales of $292
million during 2004.