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MAETA Opening

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Officially Opens State-of-the-Art Training Facility

Published: 18 January 2013

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft maintenance provider has opened a brand new state-of-the-art training facility, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA).

Based at London Luton Airport, the training academy has undergone a complete refurbishment providing several new theatre style classrooms and facilities for Composite and Fibre optic training, a technology that is now being employed on next generation aircraft.

Commenting on this development, Mick Adams, Managing Director said, “This investment into new technology training facilities is a natural progression for the business, where we are a leading MRO and we intend on maintaining this position. MAEL has been training aircraft engineers for the past four decades and has gained a worldwide reputation for its continuing high standards”. 

“This well equipped learning centre will also house the apprenticeship training scheme. MAETA has been involved with apprentice training for over 40 years and continues to uphold its reputation for producing high calibre engineers for the industry. In fact in 2012 the academy enrolled its 700th apprentice to be trained”.

The new Training Academy facility was officially launched by Iain Rawlinson, Executive Chairman of The Monarch Group, who commented:   

“We are delighted to be opening this prestigious new facility for Monarch Aircraft Engineering in Luton. The Academy provides superb opportunities for training engineers from MAEL and the global aviation industry in a high-quality environment, and ensures that The Monarch Group remains at the leading edge of aircraft industry innovation.”

MAETA has facilities at its Luton and Manchester bases and provides training on several aircraft types. Boeing 787 training will commence in 2013. Composite and Fibre optic courses will commence early 2013.

MAETA has the capability of delivering Part 147 approved training on Boeing and Airbus types from general familiarisation to B1/B2 level and more recently gained Part 147 approval for the Cat “A” Licence that has been embedded into the apprenticeship scheme.

All training courses that are available can be booked online. Please visit .

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Picture l-r - Mick Adams (MD MAEL), Ryan Thompson (700th apprentice), Edward Hare (4th year apprentice), Iain Rawlinson (Executive Chairman of The Monarch Group)

Notes to Editors:

About Monarch Aircraft Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL) is a division of The Monarch Group, a leading UK-based travel Group which also comprises Monarch Airlines and the tour operating and holiday companies Cosmos Holidays, Avro and The Group has a turnover of approximately £1billion, offers airline capacity of over 8 million sector seats, has tour operating passenger volumes of some 850,000 customers, and employs 3,000 staff.

MAEL is an award-winning UK-based MRO focusing on cost-efficient service delivery to both Monarch Airlines and blue-chip third-party customers. MAEL has recently been listed in the top 10 MROs for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and in May 2012 was elected MRO of choice among its peer group and suppliers. MAEL operates globally, supporting clients located in east and west Europe, Middle East, Australia and North America. MAEL has superior knowledge in maintaining legacy fleets and is also a leading MRO for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for which it is one of only eight worldwide Boeing-approved GoldCare providers.

For further media information contact Russell Ison, Group Head of PR & Communications 

Tel: 01582 398 287


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