Published on May 12th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Ryanair Announces Maintenance Agreement With Caerdav

Ryanair has announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK based MRO provider, Caerdav, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance with Caerdav at their Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at St. Athan airport in Cardiff. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the upcoming winter maintenance season. Ryanair uses a mix of internal facilities and external suppliers to conduct its heavy maintenance. Ryanair continues to invest in its internal heavy maintenance facilities and this agreement will complement these facilities to ensure the maintenance requirements are more than met over the coming years. Caerdav is able to provide full Part-145 MRO services to various Boeing and Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Ryanair carried 14.24 million passengers during April with a load factor of 91% on the 82,600 flights they operated across the network. This is a huge increase from the 1.24 million carried a year ago when travel restrictions were in place. The airline has carried 41.1 million passengers in the first four months of this year.

Commenting on the announcement of the winter maintenance program, Ryanair’s Director of Operations, Neal McMahon, said, “Our 5-year growth plan will grow our fleet to over 600 aircraft and we are pleased to announce this agreement with Caerdav to conduct maintenance at their modern MRO facility in Cardiff this winter. This agreement will allow Ryanair to utilise 2 heavy maintenance slots, with aircraft coming in nose to tail for the upcoming winter season. Caerdav has an excellent reputation for a quality service offering in the industry and we are pleased to be announcing this new deal, which will ensure that Ryanair has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the winter maintenance season.”

Also commenting on the agreement was the Head of Commercial at Caerdav, Richard Pitts-Robinson who said, “We are delighted that Ryanair has felt they can put their trust in Caerdav. As a team, we take great pride in offering our customers a world-leading service, and to be able to demonstrate this to an airline the size of Ryanair is very exciting indeed – we’re looking forward to welcoming the first aircraft into St. Athan.”  

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