FL Technics, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services provider, and MAAS Aviation, aircraft painting services provider, are forming a partnership under which the two companies are to offer one-stop-shop base maintenance and aircraft painting solution in Kaunas (Lithuania).
“The coming together of MAAS and FL Technics to combine base maintenance and aircraft painting will allow us to offer a true one-stop-shop experience in Kaunas to airlines and leasing companies which combines maintenance with painting and painting with full engineering and maintenance support,” Tim Macdougald, MAAS Aviation Group CEO, explains in a letter to media on October 16, 2019.
MAAS Aviation plans to open a twin bay single aisle paint shop for Airbus A321 in the fourth quarter of 2020. The facility will also be capable of expansion to three bays, according to Macdougald.
In Kaunas FL Technics has a base maintenance facility. The 8500 square meters hangar and workshop space is capable to serve five narrow-body aircraft at a time, according to the company’s website.
“Aircraft painting is a niche activity offering essential services within the overall MRO sector and there are not many of us doing it,” Macdougald said, also adding that his company is currently the third biggest commercial aircraft painting provider in the world. The newest location bring the total of MAAS Aviation paint bays to eleven. The company also has paint shops in the Netherlands and Alabama (the United States), as well as at Airbus Hamburg (Germany) and Final Assembly Line in Mobile (United States).