Boeing selects Monarch

Posted on 4 May 2010 by The Manufacturer

Boeing has announced London-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd as a maintenance, repair and overhaul partner for the aerospace company’s GoldCare service offering for the 787 Dreamliner.

Under the agreement, Monarch will provide scheduled maintenance operations in support of the 787 fleet. “Monarch Aircraft Engineering has a long history of successful, high-quality maintenance and is a great fit to provide the maintenance component for our 787 GoldCare,” said Bob Avery, vice president, Fleet Management for Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Monarch’s participation represents a broad commitment to quality as GoldCare progresses in the marketplace.”

The agreement is for regularly scheduled maintenance for 787s, such as A, B, C and D checks, with the exception of line maintenance. “I am delighted that Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited will be partnering with Boeing on the GoldCare product,” said Richard Mintern, managing director, Monarch Aircraft Engineering. “This new and exciting service offering will play a significant role in the operation and ongoing support of the 787 Dreamliner; and to be such an integral element of GoldCare is testimony to the innovative, service oriented, high-quality and flexible approach we take with our customers.”

Monarch Aircraft Engineering has more than 43 years experience in aircraft maintenance, providing maintenance and technical support to airlines of all sizes. Monarch has maintenance facilities at Manchester International Airport and London-Luton Airport, and has approvals from Europe and US authorities.

In 2006, Monarch Airlines, sister company of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, placed an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Boeing leads a global GoldCare team performing material management, engineering and maintenance services based on flight hours, allowing customers to focus on their passengers.

The GoldCare team also includes GE Aviation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Moog Inc., Panasonic and Rockwell Collins. TUI Travel PLC was announced as the first GoldCare customer earlier this month.