Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL)

Industry-leading expertise

MAEL provides important aircraft maintenance services from its principal bases at Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester to the Monarch Airlines fleet, and continues to attract new blue-chip third-party customers globally. MAEL operates globally, supporting clients located in east and west Europe, Middle East, Australia and North America. The Company has superior knowledge in maintaining legacy fleets and is also a leading Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for which is one of only six worldwide Boeing-approved GoldCare providers. In January 2013, MAEL was named 'MRO of the Year 2013' by aviation industry customers.

In December 2013, MAEL was also awarded first place in the category ‘Through Life Engineering’ at The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013.

A growing blue-chip customer base

In the 12 months to 31 October 2013, MAEL delivered a solid financial performance with total revenues increasing year-on-year by £18.1 million, or 22.0 per cent, to £100.1 million (2012: £82.1 million), marking an important milestone in the growth of the business. Revenue from third-party customers rose year-on-year and now account for approximately 30 per cent of MAEL’s revenue, a proportion that the division intends to grow. MAEL’s blue-chip customer base includes easyJet, Flybe, Thomson Airways, Wizz, Cyprus Airways, Air India, Titan, Jet2, DHL, Air Arabia, Emirates and LOT Polish Airlines.

New state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham Airport

In November 2013, MAEL officially opened its 110,000 square feet state-of-the-art hangar facility at Birmingham Airport.  The multi-million pound project, completed just one year after Monarch announced its intention to build the facility, was delivered on time and to budget.  This facility extended MAEL’s maintenance capacity significantly and is capable of managing various configurations of aircraft including eight A320s or two B787s.

The Birmingham facility complements the company’s existing engineering operations at London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester Airports and supports the continuing growth of MAEL’s high quality aircraft engineering activities.

Broad MRO capability

MAEL has extensive and long-standing Boeing and Airbus service capability in the UK; in April 2013, it added Bombardier and Embraer aircraft types to that list.  The business also offers comprehensive training support to its customers, through its training facility, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA), at London Luton Airport.  MAETA offers Part-147 approved training and B1 & B2 type training on Airbus and Boeing aircraft and is accredited to provide training for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.