Shannon-based, Part M Aviation has announced that its new sister company, Bravo Aircraft Technical Services (BATS), has commenced operations that specialise in Part 145 line maintenance activities.

The new company recently secured EASA Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 approval, the European standard for the approval of organisations performing maintenance on aircraft and its components registered in EASA Member States.

Part M Aviation Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM), Mr. Kevin Ryan said that with Part 145 approval, BATS would complement his company’s services to its client airline and aircraft leasing companies.

“Our team organise and manage all documents and publications for maintenance organizations and keep records of all maintenance performed. It makes sense to be able to rely on BATS line maintenance support, where necessary, when we are transitioning aircraft on behalf of Part M clients,” he said.

Licensed by the Maltese Civil Aviation Directorate, the BATS maintenance facility at Luqa Airport, Malta, currently has the scope for the Airbus A318/319, 320/321 and will soon be adding Boeing 737 NG.

The services include transit, daily and weekly checks comprising defect troubleshooting and rectification, comprehensive cabin maintenance to optimise passenger comfort including in-flight entertainment system, associated troubleshooting, mandatory safety and phase checks.

BATS also has the capability to establish outstations at other airport locations to support maintenance for ad hoc aircraft lease operations.

Part M Aviation Ireland Ltd (Part M), the Shannon-based maintenance management engineering and technical services specialist, supports airlines and the burgeoning aircraft leasing business in Ireland. It is one of the first independent airworthiness management companies in Ireland designated with a CAMO approval from the Irish Aviation Authority.