BAA Training has established an MRO in Spain called Avia Repair Co., based at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in the north-east of Spain. After a certification process, Avia Repair Co. will start providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to BAA Training itself at the beginning, and other corporate clients in the future.
This type of service will be the third in the mix of services BAA Training already provides in Spain. The academy has a long record of carrying out flight training in its two bases – at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport and Castellón Airport – under the scope of the Ab Initio School. It has also recently opened a simulator training center in Barcelona that is fully functional today.
Avia Repair Co. has started looking for qualified engineers and mechanics to join the company and plans to recruit at least ten employees in 2021 alone. Goncalo Antonio Nunes Penedo, appointed Director at Avia Repair Co, commented: “Avia Repair Co will apply the know-how of European quality standards in MRO and aim to ensure adequate turnaround time. For making this possible, the company will recruit profoundly detail-oriented maintenance experts with related experience to work in its fully equipped hangar located at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport.”
BAA Training conducts all-year-round flight training due to having a fleet of 22 aircraft – 11 single-engine Tecnam P2002s, two multi-engine Tecnam P2006s, and nine single-engine Cessna 172s. All aircraft distributed over the two flight bases in Spain will be inspected and maintained in Avia Repair Co’s hangar.