The latest A320 logojet for Aeroflot’s sponsorship of Moscow based basketball club “CSKA” underwent repainting recently at MAAS’ newly opened paint facility in Maastricht.


On May 16th Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) ferried aircraft MSN 10003, an MRJ-90 regional jet, from its testing facilities in Moses Lake, Washington to Maas Aviation’s (MAAS) state of the art twin-bay MRO painting facility in Mobile, Alabama. The MAAS team repainted the aircraft into the All Nippon Airway’s (ANA)/ Mitsubishi special livery, redelivering the aircraft to Mitsubishi on the 25th of May. Newly registered as JA23MJ, the aircraft represents the first Mitsubishi regional jet to appear in the livery of its launch customer, ANA. The aircraft made its debut to audiences from around the world on June 15th as it arrived into Le Bourget for the 53rd edition of the Paris Airshow.


MAAS Aviation is delighted to announce entry into service of its brand new MRO paintshop at Brookley Field, Mobile, AL. The aircraft was an A320 and part of the jetBlue fleet. The twin-bay facility can cater for the Airbus 320 family and up to Boeing 757 and has capacity to paint some 90 aircraft per annum. It is equipped with state-of-the-art air handling systems and the bespoke docking system which MAAS uses to encase the aircraft during painting while facilitating all areas access without the need to deploy mobile machinery, such as cherry pickers, which can damage aircraft in the event of accidental contact.


MAAS Aviation has completed its new (2nd) paint shop at Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands. The hangar will double MAAS’ capacity at the site which is the company’s MRO centre for Europe. MAAS recently welcomed its first aircraft to the new facility, a B737 from Ryanair. MAAS began it’s long history with Maastricht Airport some 30 years ago and in the words of Group CEO Darragh Hall, ‘It gives me great pleasure to be re-investing in Maastricht Airport with the announcement of this new state of the art hangar and a complete upgrade of our existing facility. We are very grateful to the Province and all our project partners for their continued support and we look forward to the ongoing development over the next 30 years of what has been a great relationship here at Maastricht.”


MAAS Aviation is pleased to announce the opening of it’s second paint shop at the Airbus Manufacturing Facility at Finkenwerder, Hamburg. The caption shows the first A320 having just been delivered and being prepped for it’s new livery. This paint shop is the first of 4 new facilities which the company will open in the coming months in both Europe and the US.


MAAS Recruiting in Mobile

If you happen to have a jetliner you want to get painted, there aren’t a tremendous number of places where you can get that done. But Mobile is about to be one of them – and that fact vividly illustrates the ripple effect of the city’s new Airbus factory.
When Airbus made the monumental decision to build its American factory in Mobile, that obviously meant new jobs for the Port City. But it also suggested that new businesses would spring up to feed that factory’s need for components and services, which would mean more jobs. And beyond that, there’s another ripple: New operations that might arise to serve Airbus directly, but wouldn’t be here if not for Airbus.
Read the full article from Lawrence Specker at al.com


CSKA Livery for Aeroflot

“Fresh out of the Maastricht paint facility July 2016 this special CSKA football livery has been applied to an A320 for Aeroflot. The horse head is the symbol of the CSKA fan club and is said to bring good luck”.

MAAS Aviation is delighted to have been chosen to complete this intricate finish on behalf of Aeroflot.
CSKA


MAAS Aviation has announced it will invest more than €4 million in constructing a second aircraft painting services facility and upgrading its existing paint shop at Maastricht Aachen Airport. The project is being supported by the Province of Limburg which has approved regional funding of €1.2 million towards the cost of the investment. This investment by MAAS Aviation is in keeping with the Province’s strategy to attract investment at the airport and it provides impetus to the Maastricht Airport Maintenance Boulevard.
MAAS Aviation has been established at the Airport since 1988. The company provides specialist aircraft painting services to aircraft operators located throughout the world. The company also operates a second paint shop in the Netherlands at the Woensdrecht military base where it provides painting support services to Fokker Services.
In 1988, MAAS Aviation selected Maastricht Airport as its central European headquarters and relocated its operations from Shannon, Ireland to Maastricht. This resulted in the first privately owned aircraft painting hangar in Europe being built at Maastricht Airport. The assistance of the Province and LIOF at the time was instrumental in Maastricht being selected for this project. Group Chief Executive, Darragh Hall commented “it gives me great pleasure, some 30 years later, to be re-investing in Maastricht Airport with the announcement of this new state of the art hangar and a complete upgrade of our existing facility. We are very grateful to the Province and all our project partners for their continued support and we look forward to the ongoing development over the next 30 years of what has been a great relationship here at Maastricht.”
This expansion at Maastricht Airport is part of a strategic growth plan embarked on by the company which has seen the company construct and operate specialist paint shops at the Airbus manufacturing facilities in Hamburg and in Alabama, USA. The company has a strong relationship with Airbus as a result of achieving exacting OEM standards for which the company is renowned.
MAAS Aviation currently has three further paint shops in construction – a second one at the Airbus facility in Hamburg and two MRO paint shops co-located with the company’s Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama. By mid-2017, the company will be operating 8 paint shops across the group which will place the company in the top 10 aircraft painting companies in the world.


Painting of the first U.S.-built American Airlines Airbus A321 has been completed. The aircraft has left the paint shop at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.

The aircraft is the second A321 to be produced in the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, but the first for American Airlines. There are currently eight aircraft in production for American Airlines at the facility.

The aircraft painting was achieved by MAAS Aviation.