Joramco wins C-check contract from Ryanair

Ryanair has selected Jordanian MRO provider Joramco to complete heavy checks on its Boeing 737-800 fleet.

Joramco says Ryanair has booked two parallel maintenance lines for the work, scheduled to begin in November through to the end of March 2020.

The deal represents the first collaboration between Ryanair and Amman-based Joramco.

Ryanair performs a majority of heavy checks at in-house facilities in Glasgow, Lithuanian city Kaunas and Wroclaw in Poland, the airline says in its 2019 annual report.

That network of facilities provides sufficient capacity to complete routine maintenance checks for the group's 737-800 and Airbus A320 fleet, the carrier notes.

However, it adds that it subcontracts seasonal checks to third-party MRO providers and "expects to be dependent on external service contractors for A320 and 737 heavy maintenance… for the foreseeable future".

Joramco chief executive Jeff Wilkinson sees the Ryanair deal as "the beginning" of a partnership with the low-cost carrier.

"We look forward to a long-term relationship," he states.

The MRO provider will "set new standards of excellence in line with the Ryanair's expectations", vows Wilkinson.

Separately, Joramco has disclosed a contract with Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines to complete C-checks on three A300s and one A330 between December and February.

MNG has been a Joramco customer since 2012.

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