Vallair said it has increased its MRO offering to include A330 aero structure repair capabilities. The capability will be offered at its facility in Chateauroux, France where it currently repairs a variety of parts, including nacelles, inlet cowls, fan cowls, thrust reversers and flight controls.
Malcolm Chandler, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Vallair commented: “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. To date our aero structure 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 up skilled 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 the A330,” Chandler added.
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 aero structures 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 said it will introduce new repair workscopes for A330 aero structure components in Q2, 2021.