Direct Maintenance Adds Fourth German Line Station

The Cologne line station will initially offer Boeing aircraft repair services.
Credit: Direct Maintenance

As part of its efforts to further boost capacity, Direct Maintenance has opened a new line station in Cologne, Germany.

The station at Cologne-Bonn Airport began operating at the start of July and is the Dutch company’s fourth in Germany. It will operate alongside line stations in Dusseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg.

The Cologne location will initially service Boeing 747, 757, 767 and MD-11 type aircraft. Eventually, this will be expanded to Airbus aircraft comprised of A320, A330, A350 and A380 variants along with Boeing 737 and 787) and Embraer 170/190 aircraft types.

“The recent launch of the new station in Cologne-Bonn Airport is indeed a great milestone for us – especially during turbulent times,” says Mandeep Rana, head of sales at Direct Maintenance. “Our approach hasn’t change during the pandemic, as always we try to partner up for the long-term and to invest in the customers’ needs – and we continue looking into the new expansion opportunities.”

Direct Maintenance was acquired by Estonia-based Magnetic MRO in March 2019. This year, its activities merged with Magnetic MRO Line Maintenance. Together, both parties provide MRO services for more than 70 aircraft and engine combinations at 17 different locations in Europe and Africa. 

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.