January 6, 2023 News

Into the Blue!

Aircraft painting and exterior coatings company MAAS Aviation is celebrating its long-term partnership with Ryanair – and with the mutual trust and benefits that come with such a working relationship, there could be many more years to come, says MAAS’ chief commercial officer Richard Marston.

At MAAS Aviation – recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings – we are very proud of our enduring partnership with Ryanair, which spans more than four decades, dating back to when the airline was founded in the 1980s. Our business has changed during this time, and Ryanair has grown to become Europe’s largest airline group – operating over 3,000 flights per day this summer. I believe it is our shared focus on quality, attention to detail and the highest delivery standards that has led to our continuing positive partnership throughout that time.

Forty years on, and MAAS is still painting Ryanair’s aircraft today and is responsible for ensuring the high-quality appearance of the carrier’s fleet of over 500 Boeing aircraft. Ryanair maintains very high standards, investing in every element of its fleet to ensure it operates, and looks, first-class all of the time.

It is this quality driven ethos that the company seeks in its supply partners too, so the OEM operating standards we work to at MAAS are a perfect fit.

In 2021, following a multi-million Euro investment, MAAS Aviation opened a purpose-built twin bay paint shop at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania, growing our global footprint to 11 state-of-the-art facilities and increasing our overall MRO capacity in Europe by 40 per cent. The ultra-modern paint shop features the very latest technologies, including systems to ensure safe and secure operations and to manage the environmental impact of the company’s activities.

Demonstrating trust and confidence in its long-term supplier, Ryanair partnered with MAAS in launching the new facility, and re-located its established winter repainting programme to the new Kaunas 24/7 coating lines.

According to Adam Hale, head of base maintenance at Ryanair, the airline’s “relationship with MAAS is built on consistently delivering an outstanding quality product, on time, every time”.

He adds: “With the Ryanair Group fleet now standing at over 500 aircraft, it is essential to have suppliers like MAAS that have grown up alongside us that can meet and exceed our exacting standards. We look forward to many more years working together as the fleet grows to over 600 aircraft by 2025”.

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About MAAS Aviation: MAAS Aviation is a world-renowned aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist. It provides services for OEMs, airlines, leasing companies and MRO operators from eleven state-of-the-art paint shops for narrow-body and regional aircraft, capable of handling up to 490 aircraft per year. The Company’s facilities – located in the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, and the USA – are certified to EN/AS9100 and ISO9001 quality standards and operate environmental management systems certified to ISO14001. Visit www.maasaviation.com

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