BATS joins the aviation cluster in Malta providing services that complement the existing maintenance companies such as Lufthansa Technik, SR Technics, MCM, Medavia and Air Malta.
At the moment, Bravo Aircraft Technical Services is the only independent EASA Part 145 Line Maintenance facility for commercial aircraft to hold Maltese regulatory approval.
The new company recently secured EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Part 145 approval, the European standard for the approval of aircraft and its components registered in European Union member states by Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate.
The company’s maintenance facility currently provides services for the Airbus A318/A319, A320/A321 family for both commercial and private business aircraft. It is already in the process of increasing its approval to the Boeing 737 NG.
BATS director Louis Giordimaina said yesterday, “We are delighted with our development. BATS already employs a group of highly experienced aircraft engineers and technicians onsite in Malta and we welcome new recruits. We are keen to have a strong local workforce working with us and we are also co-operating together with MCAST to train and develop the next generation of Maltese aviation technical personnel. Our staff will also have the opportunity to increase their experience by spending time with our sister company Part M Aviation Ireland in Shannon.”
Nenimir Mladenov, the company’s Maintenance Manager adds, “BATS range of services include line maintenance transit, daily and weekly checks, defect troubleshooting and rectification, comprehensive cabin maintenance to optimise passenger comfort including in-flight entertainment system, mandatory safety and phase checks.”
He added that the company will shortly be adding weighing of aircraft and paint inspections to its capabilities. The organisation plans to establish outstations capabilities at other airport locations to support maintenance requirements for its customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Part M Aviation, is one of the first independent airworthiness management companies in Ireland designated with a CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation) approval from the Irish Aviation Authority servicing both the international leasing community and airlines throughout the globe.
BATS’ administrative headquarters is in Gzira.