Aircraft Maintenance Services Australia Pty Ltd (AMSA), Brisbane headquartered independent MRO organisation, rebranded to Heston MRO.

Following recent acquisition of AMSA from previous airline owners, a truly independent MRO organisation was created with its presence in all major Australian airports: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, etc.

Rebranding to Heston MRO is the first step on the strategic direction to create a strong independent Total Care MRO player in Australasia, a regional alternative to global MRO brands.

‘Heston MRO is aiming to fill the obvious gaps in MRO offerings in Australia, created by major offshoring campaign over the last 10 years. With our current Line Maintenance presence in all major airports in Australia, we are the single largest independent MRO player in the country. We aim to use this as a base for further development of our MRO offerings and growing together with local and international customers’, says Adrian Beirne, CEO of Heston MRO. ‘This year we introduce localised, customer-focused Components and Engines Management solutions, eventually growing into wider engineering and possibly light heavy maintenance within the next 24 months. We see many opportunities in Australia for a customer focused independent MRO, as the market is shaped by legacy airline-attached MROs, offering only small, non-strategic parts of their services to third parties.’

‘We are excited to start this journey in Australia, developing a customer driven third party MRO organisation in the region. Airlines, Asset Owners, and OEMs deserve an efficient, dynamic, customer focused local partner, which understands the true meaning of quality service, and challenges the historical status quo’, says Jonas Butautis, Partner of Heston Aviation, owner of Heston MRO. ‘Our aim is to position Heston MRO as a true Total Care partner for small to mid-size airlines in the region. For larger operators we will be a flexible and dynamic third-party solution for selected MRO products, which will drive efficiencies in their internal technical organisations. We also see OEMs and leasing companies as customer pool, who need a local partner on the ground in Australia’.

With warehouses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Heston MRO is launching its local Components trading, exchange, repair management, and leasing business in H1 2019. This will be followed by Engine Management and on-wing services offering for airlines, leasing companies, and OEMs in the Australasian region. Further development up to light hangar maintenance is considered as the next growth stage.