Boost to local employment sector ahead of new hangar opening in November
Business and leisure airline Monarch is set to recruit a host of highly-skilled technicians and engineers for its new jet maintenance centre at Birmingham Airport.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) plans to take on more than 150 specialist workers for the new plant, which will include facilities to handle the latest in jet technology.
Another 150 new jobs will also become available at a later date.
The 110,000 sq ft hangar will open in November and Monarch will handle repairs and maintenance on a contract basis for other airlines as well as perform essential work on their own fleet of aircraft.
It is the first UK hangar to have the capacity for Boeing 787 Dreamliner maintenance, with sufficient capacity for other wide body aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, 747 and Airbus A350. I
ain Rawlinson, executive chairman of Monarch Group, said: “Monarch Aircraft Engineering is at the forefront of aviation maintenance technology, and the investment in a new state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham Airport is a signal of our intent to drive the further growth of this strategically important division of the group.
“The 150 new employment opportunities with the potential for a further 150, underlines the group’s position as a significant employer in the Midlands region.”
Mick Adams, managing director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “MAEL’s business is underpinned by the expertise of our people and our apprenticeship scheme is renowned within the industry for developing high-calibre aircraft engineers.”