Vallair, the mature asset specialist, has completed its first A330-200 twelve-year check for a major lessor at its new wide-body maintenance facility in Châteauroux, France which fully opened for business in August. As the programme of inductions ramps up steadily airline and lessor customers are benefitting from its range of complementary support services on-site, including skilled aerostructure repairs, which facilitate streamlined and cost-effective maintenance processes.
Some weeks after starting this first check Vallair started its second A330 MRO line. A C-Check was inducted on an A330-300 Trent-powered aircraft last month. This aircraft had also been in storage and needed to be made ready for transition to its new operator.
On completion of that C-Check, Vallair has now inducted a further A330-200 for a 6Y/12Y heavy-check which also includes a landing gear change and full repaint with an imminent transfer to an operator in the Far East.
A further 6Y/12Y heavy maintenance check commenced mid-October and according to the company A330 bookings are extremely healthy with a number of airlines and lessors booking slots way into 2023.