Published on September 2nd, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer0
Joramco Commence Winter Heavy Maintenance Checks for Ryanair
Amman-based MRO, Joramco has welcomed the first Ryanair Group 737-800 to its facility at Queen Alia International Airport to start the biggest planned winter maintenance season to date. Malta Air 9H-QDK (ex. EI-FTJ) arrived from Bergamo on the evening of 31st August. Over the coming weeks, Joramco will sequentially conduct 5 x B737-NG parallel lines of nose-to-tail heavy maintenance checks for the Ryanair Group.
In April Ryanair announced a 5-year heavy maintenance agreement with Joramco which will see the airline group utilising up to 6 heavy maintenance bay slots this winter. 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 that agreement complements these facilities to ensure the maintenance requirements are more than met over the coming years.
At the time 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 extend and enhance our agreement with Joramco who have been providing ad-hoc maintenance for our fleet for the past 3 years. This agreement will allow Ryanair to utilise up to 6 heavy maintenance slots, with aircraft coming in nose to tail for the next 5 winter seasons. Joramco is a long-established maintenance provider with state-of-the-art facilities with over 50 customers around the world. It has an excellent reputation for a quality service offering in the industry and we are pleased to be announcing this new and enhanced deal. This agreement will ensure that Ryanair has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the winter maintenance season.”