FL ARI obtains CAAC Part 145 Certification for Base Maintenance


FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company Ltd. (“FL ARI”), an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider based in Harbin, China, has successfully completed the audit and received the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approval on company’s base maintenance capabilities, and has been granted Part 145 maintenance certification to carry out regular maintenance, repair, modification and other operations for Airbus A320 series aircraft. FL ARI is a joint venture between FL Technics, a leading aircraft maintenance (MRO) service provider in Europe and China Aviation Aftermarket Holdings (CAAM), a subsidiary of China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC).

“This CAAC Airbus A320 family certificate opens the door and access to all Chinese airlines. To date, almost 1,800 Airbus A320 family aircraft are used in China. Last year, in 2020, we were the first independent aircraft maintenance and overhaul services company in the North China region to receive EASA Part-145 certification for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 NG Line maintenance. This certificate allows FL ARI to benefit from 20 years of FL Technics experience in servicing and repairing aircraft on a global scale,” said Donatas Dockus, CEO of FL ARI.

The next step in company’s growth strategy is the base maintenance certificate for Boeing 737 NG family that the company is planning to receive in the next few months.

“Analysts predict that the aviation services market in China will be one of the fastest growing in the world over the next ten years. Therefore, in order to provide a full range of MRO services to the aviation market participants in this region, we plan to obtain EASA 145 approvals for base maintenance in the near future,” Donatas Dockus, CEO of FL ARI, explained.

“The accumulation of business resources from the Group’s aged aircraft asset management and the technical expertise of FL Technics have laid an important foundation for the development of FL ARI. The 145 base maintenance license, issued by the CAAC, is not only a milestone in promoting the professional development of MRO business, but also an additional strength to the professional management of the Group’s aircraft assets. Thanks to the team’s careful preparation and CAAC’s support, we will further provide value-added services for our customers with LEAN service quality and efficient support capability,” commented Mike Poon, CEO of CALC.

FL ARI is the first independent MRO service provider in Northeast China to provide MRO services for domestic and Asian narrow-body aircraft. Founded in 2018, FL ARI focuses on aircraft line and base maintenance, aircraft disassembly and recycling, and engineering service consulting. Through the team’s unremitting efforts, FL ARI has obtained several approvals, including CAAC Part-145 line and base maintenance license, EASA Part 145 line maintenance certification. It is also the first maintenance organization with aircraft disassembly qualification approved under CCAR Part 145 of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. FL ARI is currently providing line maintenance and repair services for six reputable airlines in China, and will rapidly promote its base MRO services in Harbin Airport.

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