Air Europa Expands MRO Scope After FAA Approval

Air Europa operates maintenance facilities at two bases in Spain.
Credit: Air Europa

Spanish carrier Air Europa has been granted FAA repair station approval to carry out both repairs and periodic maintenance checks on U.S.-registered aircraft from its bases in Madrid and Barcelona.

The FAA certification process was obtained after a process set out by the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency, which oversees maintenance organizations headquartered in Spain. 

Under the terms of the certificate obtained, the airline’s facilities at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport and Barcelona Airport can undertake periodic, transit and weekly revisions and inspections, as well as the rectification of defects found on aircraft. Air Europa says it may consider expanding some maintenance services based on any future customer needs.

“Obtaining the FAA Repair Station certification is one more step in our transformation and expansion plan in which we find ourselves to offer the best service to our current and future clients,” says Pedro Macías, Air Europa’s maintenance director.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic of the past 18 months grounding much of Air Europa's Boeing 737 and 787 fleet, the airline has continued to invest in its maintenance division. This summer, it became the first airline in Spain to digitize its entire MRO management system through the rollout of TRAX eMRO and eMobility aviation maintenance software.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.