Oriens Aviation is pleased to announce it is now able to offer third-party maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the Cirrus SR family of single-engine piston aircraft. It is expanding its presence at its London Biggin Hill Airport HQ to accommodate the type, which has become increasingly popular in Europe with first-time owners.
At AERO Friedrichshafen, Germany in April, Cirrus highlighted that nearly 40% of buyers of the SR2X series in 2021 were new to aviation and 25% of SR orders were from outside the US, prompting the manufacturer to open a regional operations office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Oriens Aviation offers an attractive Southeast London MRO location, complementing existing UK providers in Guernsey, Gloucestershire and Leeds.
A number of Oriens engineers have completed their factory training on the SR in readiness to support the SR2X. Oriens’ General Manager for Maintenance, Stuart Locke, will oversee technicians and engineers on the type, as well as further investment in equipment and tooling. The business is currently recruiting additional B1/B2 engineers.