MAAS Aviation, a globally recognised expert in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, has named experienced industry professional, Andrew Hoad, as Chairman. Hoad originally joined MAAS in April 2022 in the role of Non-Executive Director, before accepting this latest position last month. A seasoned authority on the aviation sector, Hoad has previously held senior technical positions at prestigious airlines and large MROs. He also currently holds non-executive directorship positions at Aerfin Ltd and TP Aerospace.
Hoad commented, “There are thousands of people involved in the heavy maintenance of aircraft, but there are not many that are solely focused on doing an exceptional job of painting aircraft. It’s the attention to detail and care that our people put into ensuring every livery we paint looks as good as new (if not better!) that makes me proud to be part of MAAS. In overall aircraft maintenance spend, repainting is a relatively small piece of the pie, but it’s a very important piece nonetheless” Hoad continued. “Aircraft painting is unquestionably a highly skilled task; hence we are laser-focused on ensuring that we continually train and retain the best quality people.”
Hoad outlined that one of the biggest challenges currently facing the whole MRO sector is the under-capacity to serve the backlog of maintenance that has been building since aircraft took to the skies again post-COVID. He explained how MAAS is positioning itself to best support the industry moving forward. “We have established plans for continued expansion of our capabilities, both in markets and aircraft platforms that we currently serve, together with a number of new opportunities. Being close to our customers and flexible to their needs will always be our priority.
“We’ve also recently made a number of key appointments, so with good bench strength in our senior team and the implementation of some significant infrastructural enhancements, we are actively and purposefully readying our business for further growth.”
He concluded, “Across the whole business we have ‘can do’ people who work tirelessly to keep every MAAS customer delighted with the work we deliver. I am confident that through our collective efforts we will see this customer base grow much further. There is an exciting future ahead of us.”