02/02/2017 AERO NORWAY INVESTS IN SKILLED WORKFORCE TO OFFSET DEMAND

AERO NORWAY INVESTS IN SKILLED WORKFORCE TO OFFSET DEMAND

Norway-based engine MRO facility Aero Norway AS has moved to a shift work programme to increase its production capacity as the rate of engine inductions at the facility continues to grow. Over the next few months its skilled and experienced engineers will supervise the training of ten new apprentices as the Company reinforces its commitment to knowledge sharing and deepening the expertise and certification of its internal resource pool.
 
CFM authorised repair station, Aero Norway, is specifically designed for CFM56® engine maintenance and has capacity for up to 120 engines per year.  Services cover the entire spectrum of repair and maintenance across all three engine models – CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B; and recent approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China means that the Aero Norway engine MRO centre is now multi-release FAA, EASA, TCCA and CAAC certified, with application for DGCA also underway.
 
“We are seeing a pattern of increased demand stimulating the need for more technicians and multiple shifts, and it has always been a fundamental part of our business ethos to invest in apprenticeships” explains Glenford Marston, General Manager – Aero Norway.
 
“Aero Norway focuses on continuous improvement and finding ways to deliver the optimum EGT margins. We are also rapidly increasing our internal engine component repair capabilities as part of our drive to cut costs and improve TAT for our customers.  We need the right team of highly qualified engineers working 24/7 to sustain this level of service.” 
 
At the recent aircraft finance conferences in Dublin it was evident in discussions with lessors and operators that Aero Norway’s determination to deliver these advantages in the commercially competitive environment of engine MRO hits a nerve. Marston adds: “Multi-release certification broadens our scope and appeals to operators seeking the flexibility of an independent engine MRO that can align itself to their requirements. Ensuring we have highly motivated, engineering teams delivering precision perfect engines and working round the clock to achieve this for our customers is paramount.”