Heston MRO, the largest independent MRO organization in Australasia, launched Component and Material services.

As part of its updated strategy to evolve into a Total Technical Care partner for airlines and leasing companies, Heston MRO established a dedicated Components Unit, backed by first investments in stock and future capabilities.

The newly established Components Unit will firstly focus on trading, repair, exchanges, and leasing of Components for local customers in Australasian and South West Pacific region. The service is supported with initial investments into own stock of B737 New Generation components and materials, with planned rapid expansion into A320 and other aircraft platforms. With extensive experience and global partner network at Heston MRO owners level, the company is flexible to promptly scale up the services based on customer needs.

‘Adding Components and Materials Services is an organic step towards the strategic goal of becoming a Total Technical Care partner for our customers in Australasian and Pacific Islands region’, says Paul Popow, Head of Components at Heston MRO. ‘We are excited with the opportunity to offer our customers not only the historical Line Maintenance services, but also supporting Components and Materials solutions, which are critical for smooth airline operations’.

Having started with trading, exchanges, and leasing of components, Heston MRO plans to invest into in-house capabilities for the most frequently removed items within twelve months. This will complement components trading business and will form the base for packaged solutions of flat rate exchanges, fixed price repairs, and Power by the Hour services for regional customers.

With 20 years of operating history and airside presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and other airports in Australasia, Heston MRO is the largest independent MRO organisation in the region. Besides Line Maintenance and recently launched Components Services, this year the company is adding certification for Engine On-Wing technical capabilities. The resulting Total Technical Care services will be offered to airlines, leasing companies, and OEMs in the Australasian and South West Pacific region.