Airbus Corporate Jet Centre boosts MRO services by obtaining CAMO approval
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), the specialist in Airbus Corporate Jet VIP cabin completion and customised nose-to-tail services, has been approved by EASA as a Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), offering ACJ customers a complementary expertise as a VIP maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre.
This new EASA Part M approval enables ACJC to manage continuous airworthiness services on Airbus ACJ320 family aircraft (ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ321), including:
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- Aircraft configuration management
- Maintenance planning preparation and updates
- Service Bulletin (SB) recommendation and Airworthiness Directive (AD) follow-up
- Work-package preparation for line maintenance and hangar checks
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre already covers a broad range of services, from maintenance checks to cabin system upgrades and refurbishments for its ACJ customers, which comprise private individuals, companies and Heads of State.
This approval adds a new way of building long-term and solid partnerships with its clients.
“As a VIP outfitting centre and MRO, we are now able to offer our ACJ customers a complete CAMO service for their Airbus corporate jets, providing them a smooth transition between the completion phase and in service operations”, says Jérôme Ferasin, Head of Services Sales.
As a fully owned subsidiary of Airbus, Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is certificated to perform Part 145 maintenance on the full Airbus corporate jet family under EASA approval, and a growing number of foreign authorities’ approvals - including those of Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and, recently, Russia.
“In obtaining this CAMO approval at very short notice, ACJC once again has shown its ability to respond to the needs of its clients which appreciate having this expertise from us as the unique specialist in ACJ cabin completion and MRO services on the market”, points out Benoit Defforge, CEO of the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre. “We are already on the point of obtaining CAMO certification from foreign aviation authorities such as the Cayman Islands and Saudi Arabia”, he adds.
“In addition, as an ACJ specialist fully supported by our parent company Airbus, we are best placed to provide maintenance programmes, tailored and dedicated to the specific operations of our ACJ customers”, Defforge concludes.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre’s VIP Pass is a suite of seven customizable services, covering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in a single package. With ACJC’s VIP Pass, ACJ operators can tailor their own package, reflecting their support strategy, around the following services:
- System upgrade and cabin refurbishment
- Airframe maintenance- Engine and nacelle full support
- Spares management (pool & repair)
- Airworthiness & maintenance engineering services (CAMO)
- Entry Into Service & On-Site assistance- Access to aircraft manufacturer services
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)