A perfect transition

Combining base maintenance, painting and parking/storage in one location is an attractive proposition for leasing companies. It minimises aircraft ground time which offers economic value and less complexity for lessors.

Following a multi-million Euro investment, MAAS Aviation opened a new purpose-built paint shop at Kaunas Airport (KUN) in Lithuania, adjacent to FL Technics’ MRO facilities in Spring 2021.

All MAAS paint shops are operated to OEM standards of performance and it is one of the top three aircraft painting specialist companies worldwide. From a lessor’s perspective, combining painting with the other base maintenance capabilities offered by FL Technics offers a streamlined experience, including the management and co-ordination of aircraft redeliveries.

The twin-bay narrow body paint shop is capable of accommodating up to two A321 sized aircraft simultaneously and is the first of its kind in Lithuania. This addition grew MAAS’ global footprint to eleven, best-in-class, paint shops and increases its overall MRO capacity in Europe by 40%.

“Demand for our paint shops always exceeds supply, so the addition of this facility aided us to expand our capacity in line with our ambitions” says Tim Macdougald, Chief Business Development Officer. “Our partnership with FL Technics enables us to combine services for the benefit of airline and leasing company customers that value technologically and environmentally advanced facilities. Together we offer an outstanding aircraft asset redelivery centre-of-excellence combining MRO base maintenance services, reconfiguration and painting to support nose-to-tail aircraft redeliveries.”

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