FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company Ltd (“FL ARI”), a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider based in Harbin, China, is pleased to announce that it has received certification approval as an EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization. FL ARI is a joint venture between China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC), its mid to end-of-life aircraft solutions arm Aircraft Recycling International (ARI), and FL Technics, a leading provider of MRO services in Europe. FL ARI is now cleared to provide line maintenance support for aircraft from the Boeing 737 NG series to Airbus A320 families.

“We are happy that the joint venture company FL ARI has become the first independent MRO organisation in Northeast China to receive EASA Part 145 certification for line maintenance services. This certification will enable us to share FL Technics’ know-how and best practices, which we have acquired through 20 years of working globally in MRO. It is forecast that the aviation industry in China would be one of the fastest growing in the world over the next ten years. In the nearest future, FL ARI will extend its MRO capability by receiving EASA Part 145 certification for base maintenance services as well,” says Donatas Dockus, CEO of FL ARI.

“Receiving EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification from the EASA is an honor and the result of hard work and effort from all of the partners involved. Thanks to the excellence and experience of CALC Group and our partners, and the support from the EASA, FLARI could now provide excellent line maintenance in China. I have no doubt that the FL ARI team will bring the highest work ethic and business standards to Asia’s aviation market, and that, by joining together the resources of CALC Group and FL Technics’ experience, FL ARI will become a significant force in MRO services in China,” says Mr. Mike Poon, CEO of CALC and ARI.

FL ARI provides MRO services for aircraft in China and Asia. Established in 2018, FL ARI focuses on aircraft line and base maintenance, aircraft disassembly, and engineering services consultation. Currently, FL ARI‘s facility holds multiple approvals including the CAAC 145 line maintenance certificate, EASA Part 145 and China's first accredited aircraft disassembler under the CAAC's CCAR 145 Civil Aircraft Maintenance Organization Certificate Regulations. FL ARI is currently providing line maintenance and repair services for two reputable airlines in China.

About FL ARI:

FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company Ltd (“FL ARI”) is the first independent MRO service provider in northeast China. FL ARI is a joint venture company established by CALC, its associate company Aircraft Recycling International Limited and FL Technics ("FLT"), a leading aircraft MRO service provider in Europe. Its business scope focuses on aircraft disassembly, aircraft base maintenance, scheduled checks & overhaul, and providing maintenance and supply services for various aircraft parts including engines, auxiliary power units (APU), landing gears (LG), and so on.

About FL Technics:

FL Technics is a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. The Company specializes in base & line maintenance, spare parts & component support, engine, APU & LG management, full aircraft engineering and design, and technical training. FL Technics is an EASA Part-145, Part-M, Part-147, Part-21 as well as FAA-145 certified company with hangars in Lithuania, Indonesia, UK and China as well as line stations around the world.

FL Technics is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe, with 67 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide. Avia Solutions Group unites a team of more than 5000 professionals, providing state-of-the-art solutions to aviation industry and beyond.

About CALC:

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC”), a one-stop aircraft full life-cycle solutions provider for global airlines, is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) (Stock code: 01848.HK). The businesses and subsidiaries of the Group are involved in two main business areas comprising new aircraft leasing and used aircraft recycling and disassembling. CALC’s scope of business includes regular operations such as aircraft operating leasing, purchase and leaseback, and structured financing, as well as value-added services such as fleet planning, fleet upgrade, aircraft disassembling and component sales. According to ICF International, a renowned aviation consultancy firm, CALC is listed as one of the top ten aircraft lessors around the world in terms of its fleet size and total asset value of its aircraft order book.Listed in Hong Kong as the first aircraft leasing company in Asia in July 2014, CALC is currently a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Global Composite Index, the Hang Seng Composite Index, MSCI China Small Cap index, and an eligible stock under southbound trading of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.