Published on September 2nd, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


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.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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