March 8, 2023 PR

First ever Airbus A320 painted by MAAS Aviation’s all-female team in the United States

“We take equality seriously at MAAS, so I’m very proud that the first all-female paint team in our company’s history, and likely in all aircraft painting history, is based at our Mobile, Alabama facility” says Geoffrey Myrick, Chief Operating Officer - USA – MAAS Aviation

Mobile, Alabama, USA: 8th March 2023: MAAS Aviation, globally recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, highlight a major milestone for the business as they present their first ever all-female paint team on International Women’s Day 2023.

Geoffrey Myrick, Chief Operating Officer – USA  comments, “Over a five-day period in late February and early March, our 12 strong all-female team completed the painting of a brand-new A320 aircraft. They carried out all stages of the paint job from applications of primer through to basecoat, then finishing with clearcoat, with inspections at every stage to ensure the high standards and perfect finish MAAS Aviation is known for. The aircraft achieved a 100% customer rating.”

Myrick continues, “This is the first time we’ve have had an all-female team complete an aircraft painting project, but it’s important to say that female colleagues have worked within our paint teams for many years. In an industry that many still view as male dominated, we’re pleased to be a positive example of how this is changing.”

“The quality of work performed by this team of women is undeniable proof of their talent and strength,” said Daryl Taylor, Head of Commercial Operations for Airbus in the United States. “We are incredibly proud to celebrate this achievement with MAAS on International Women’s Day.”

Myrick concludes, “As a global business, we have a great number of women working in all roles across our facilities. It is the dedication and passion of all our people that make MAAS the business it is, we thank each and every one of you for your daily contribution to our continued success.”

The above photo shows the all-female MAAS Aviation paint and inspections team on the shop floor in Mobile, Al. From left to right, is Iris, Basillia, Marta, Hazel, Elsa, Mirna, Audris, Airobys, Guadalupe, Hailey, Lilian and Bernadette. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

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