Teamwork

All of our highly skilled teams across the world achieve excellent results every day and are the largest contributors to the success of our business.

Visit our careers page for information about joining the MAAS team.

MEET THE TEAM

Teamwork

All of our highly skilled teams across the world achieve excellent results every day and are the largest contributors to the success of our business.

Visit our careers page for information about joining the MAAS team.

MEET THE TEAM

Global network

  • Eleven narrowbody paint shops
  • Capacity to paint 490 aircraft a year
  • Certified to EN9100, ISO9001 & ISO14001 standards
  • The Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania and USA
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Our journey

As we approach our 40th year of trading, take a look back at the milestones that have shaped our business today.

  • Expressair Aviation, the parent company of MAAS Aviation, is formed in Ireland by Darragh Hall and Harry Ryan. The company begins pioneering aircraft painting as an outsourced service in Europe.
    1982
  • The Company establishes aircraft painting operations in Shannon, Ireland by re-purposing the AerRianta International hangars at Shannon Airport.
    1986
  • MAAS Aviation relocates its operations to Maastricht in the Netherlands, opening a purpose-built aircraft painting and refurbishment hangar at Maastricht Aachen Airport.
    1988
  • The Company expands its operations by partnering with GKN Aerospace Company Fokker in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands. MAAS Aviation’s aircraft painting capabilities perfectly complement GKN’s heavy maintenance activities.
    2009
  • MAAS Aviation begins an enduring partnership with Airbus, achieving the A320 Family Special Process Qualification for Exterior Aircraft Finishing and supporting A320 Family OEM painting at its Maastricht facility.
    2011
  • The company demonstrates its commitment to continual improvement and quality by certifying its operations to the ISO 9001 and AS/EN 9100 standards for Quality Management.
    2012
  • After winning a contract to design, build and operate a single-aisle paint shop at the Airbus Finkenwerder final assembly line (FAL) in Germany, MAAS launches OEM operations in Hamburg.
    2012
  • As part of its developing sustainability programme, MAAS launches a campaign to implement eco-friendly processes and systems, culminating with certification to the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management.
    2015
  • After winning a contract to design, build and operate a single-aisle paint shop at the Airbus Mobile final assembly line (FAL) in the United States, MAAS launches OEM operations in Mobile, painting the first US-built A321.
    2016
  • The company’s second OEM paint shop in Hamburg enters service, giving MAAS two single-aisle aircraft painting hangars at the Airbus Finkenwerder FAL and doubling production levels.
    2016
  • MAAS expands its footprint in the United States by building a twin-bay aircraft painting hangar at Brookley Field Mobile (BFM) in Alabama to support aftermarket re-finishing as an FAA approved Part 145 repair station.
    2017
  • The site at Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands is modernised and expanded, with a full system upgrade in the existing hangar, and the design and build of a second hangar on-site.
    2017
  • Building on a successful foundation of quality and efficiency, MAAS adds a 3rd OEM single-aisle aircraft painting hangar at the Airbus Finkenwerder FAL in Germany.
    2018
  • Founding member and Board Chairman Darragh Hall completes a successful transition of duties, retiring from aviation after establishing MAAS Aviation as a world-class aircraft painting company.
    2019
  • Egeria Capital Management B.V. acquires a majority stake in MAAS Aviation, complementing the skills of the Company’s management team and facilitating the next phase of the business’ growth and expansion.
    2019
  • MAAS Aviation successfully achieves the Airbus A220 Special Process Qualification for Exterior Aircraft Painting, delivering A220 aircraft painting services to Airbus at the Company’s site in Mobile, Alabama.
    2020
  • MAAS Aviation opens a purpose-built, ultra-modern facility in Kaunas, Lithuania, increasing its global footprint to eleven best-in-class paint shops.
    2021
  • Expressair Aviation, the parent company of MAAS Aviation, is formed in Ireland by Darragh Hall and Harry Ryan. The company begins pioneering aircraft painting as an outsourced service in Europe.
    1982

The MAAS way

Our aim is to be the global leader in aircraft painting and shape the future of our industry by creating unique value propositions and opportunities for our customers, employees, investors and partners.

We are inspired by the ‘colours in flight’ of our planet’s birds, insects, mammals and even fish.

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Caring for our world

Protecting the dynamic, curious and exhilarating spirit of the natural world is at the heart of everything we do. Our environmental policies, corporate, and social activities reflect this ethos at all times.

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Caring for our world

Protecting the dynamic, curious and exhilarating spirit of the natural world is at the heart of everything we do. Our environmental policies, corporate, and social activities reflect this ethos at all times.

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Our customers

We deliver expert aircraft finishing and re-finishing services to manufacturers, passenger and cargo airlines, leasing companies, MROs, private owner-operators and military customers.

Our MAASterpieces

Experience the ‘wow factor’ – visit our gallery of images and videos to see some of the stunning ‘MAASterpieces’ our talented teams across the globe have created.

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Partners

Together with an expanding group of partners we offer outstanding aircraft asset redelivery centres-of-excellence and are actively targeting global partnerships as a mechanism to expand these services. Talk to us about combining capabilities to deliver a multi-specialist experience.

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Latest news

Keep up-to-date with our news, market insights and announcements. Read our latest press releases, industry articles, comments and observations, or find out where you can next meet us at an event.

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Anything but plain looking – MAAS features in LARA’s latest issue

There is a lot more to painting an aircraft than meets the eye. It’s not just about making them look pretty, and it’s nothing like painting a car.…


MRO Europe 2021

MAAS Aviation are exhibiting at MRO Europe 2021 at the RAI, Amsterdam on 20th and 21st October. We hope to see you there!


Visibility is everything – MAAS talks to AviTrader MRO

MAAS Aviation is positioning for greater visibility in the aircraft paint and coatings market. Chief Executive Tim Macdougald talks to Keith…


Latest news

Keep up-to-date with our news, market insights and announcements. Read our latest press releases, industry articles, comments and observations, or find out where you can next meet us at an event.

READ ALL OUR NEWS

Anything but plain looking – MAAS features in LARA’s latest issue

There is a lot more to painting an aircraft than meets the eye. It’s not just about making them look pretty, and it’s nothing like painting a car.…


MRO Europe 2021

MAAS Aviation are exhibiting at MRO Europe 2021 at the RAI, Amsterdam on 20th and 21st October. We hope to see you there!


Visibility is everything – MAAS talks to AviTrader MRO

MAAS Aviation is positioning for greater visibility in the aircraft paint and coatings market. Chief Executive Tim Macdougald talks to Keith…


Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about MAAS and explore how we can work together. Or if you have a specific aircraft painting requirement, complete our slot enquiry form and we’ll get straight back to you.

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