CALC’s FL ARI Obtains EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization Certification for Line Maintenance in China
09 Mar 2020
FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company Ltd (“FL ARI”), maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider based in Harbin, China, is pleased to announce that it has obtained certification approval as an EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization. FL ARI is a joint venture between China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC), its mid- to end-of-life aircraft solutions arm Aircraft Recycling International (ARI), and FL Technics, a leading provider of MRO services in Europe. FL ARI is now cleared to provide line maintenance support for aircraft from the Boeing 737 NG series to Airbus A320 families.
“We are happy that the joint venture company FL ARI has become the first independent MRO organisation in Northeast China to obtain an EASA Part 145 certification for line maintenance services. This certification will enable us to share FL Technics’ know-how and best practices, which we have acquired through 20 years of working globally in MRO. China’s aviation industry has been forecast to be one of the fastest growing in the world over the next ten years. In the near future, FL ARI will extend its MRO capability by obtaining an EASA Part 145 certification for base maintenance services as well,” says Donatas Dockus, CEO of FL ARI.
Mr. Mike Poon, CEO of CALC and ARI, said: “Receiving an EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification from the EASA is an honour, and is a result of all the hard work and effort from all the partners involved. Thanks to the excellence and experience of CALC Group and our partners, as well as the support from the EASA, FLARI is now able to provide excellent line maintenance support in China. I do not doubt that the FL ARI team will bring the highest work ethic and business standards to Asia’s aviation market, and that through the combination of the resources of CALC Group and FL Technics’ experience. FL ARI will become a significant force in MRO services in China.”
FL ARI provides MRO services for aircraft in China and Asia. Established in 2018, FL ARI focuses on aircraft line and base maintenance, aircraft disassembly, and engineering services consultation. Currently, FL ARI’s facility holds multiple approvals including the CAAC 145 line maintenance certificate, EASA Part 145 and China’s first accredited aircraft disassembler under the CAAC’s CCAR 145 Civil Aircraft Maintenance Organization Certificate Regulations. FL ARI is currently providing line maintenance and repair services for two reputable airlines in China.