Vallair, the multi-faceted aviation business dedicated to the support of aircraft operators and lessors, has increased its MRO offering to include A330 aerostructure repair capabilities. The capability will be offered at its facility in Châteauroux, France where it currently repairs a variety of parts, including nacelles, inlet cowls, fan cowls, thrust reversers and flight controls.
“We are always seeking new ways to support our customers, and by constantly assessing and reacting to the demands of the market Vallair is able to fine tune our capabilities,” comments Malcolm Chandler, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Vallair. “To date our aerostructure capability has focused on narrow-body aircraft such as the B737 and the A321, so this will be a new path for Vallair. We have upskilled our current workforce to accommodate these additional services and work on A330 thrust reversers and inlet cowls will begin this month. Currently our turn-around times for narrow-body thrust reversers are four to five weeks, with five to six weeks for outer workscopes, and we will maintain these efficient TATs for the A330.”
Vallair has recently been awarded a ten-year lease for a new state-of-the-art full-service aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and cargo conversion hangar which is being constructed adjacent to its existing aerostructures repair and logistics facility. This significant project in partnership with the Centre Val de Loire Region and the Chateauroux Airport Establishment further establishes Vallair’s MRO footprint in central France, and further complements its MRO & painting facilities in Montpellier.
Vallair will introduce new repair workscopes for A330 aerostructure components in Q2, 2021.