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KAUNAS FEZ RECEIVES FIRST INVESTOR IN MRO NICHE

2020 11 03

Kaunas FEZ is conveniently located next to the Kaunas International Airport. The area of the Airpark is a unique space for investment among companies engaged in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business due to its attractive neighbourhood. In addition, the automotive electronics giants such as Continental and Hella are also established in this FEZ area and have already began their expansion. The engine repair shop of FL Technics Engine Services will soon open its doors in the Airpark area of Kaunas FEZ.

FL TECHNICS is a globally recognised provider of MRO services

The FL Technics company specializes in the fields of base and line maintenance, spare parts and components maintenance, engine, APU and LG management, full aircraft engineering and technical training. FL Technics, an aircraft maintenance solutions provider, has an experience of over 20 years in the field of MRO services. In 2005, the company launched its activities in the territory of the Vilnius International Airport. Since its establishment the Lithuanian-capital company has expanded and currently it holds together with its subsidiaries over 60 base maintenance facilities and 5 innovative line maintenance hangars in Europe and Asia. FL Technics has created more than 800 high-value-added in the companies of its Group.

FL Technics provides base maintenance, engine, auxiliary power unit and landing gear management solutions and comprehensive aircraft engineering services. The company has an excellent team of engineers with the highest professional qualifications. FL Technics is a competent and reliable partner for the fields related to airlines and the aviation business in general.

The company is distinguished not only for its outstanding development but also for its globally recognised competencies. Besides, FL Technics provides not only aircraft maintenance services but also technical training in the aviation field. In 2019, the company was nominated in the innovation category for the application of innovative solutions and technologies in the field of training in the European Aviation Industry Awards. Furthermore, in the same year, just after the opening of the aircraft parts storage facility in Singapore, FL Technics also received the Asian MRO of the year award in the Aviation Industry Awards in the Asian region.

The company’s training platform 147training.com, which reported in July 2020 that it had issued over 15,000 remote training certificates, is also successful.

FL Technics offers a wide range of specialized training courses – from human factors, fuel tank safety regulations and engine run-ups to recurrent aircraft type and component maintenance/overhaul training. The company provides theoretical and practical training under specialized programmes in its training centres and aircraft maintenance hangars based in Vilnius and Kaunas. Training is delivered by a team of top-level professionals who have over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. 

MRO sector development in Kaunas FEZ

Along with the establishment of the leading European aviation companies in Vilnius and Kaunas, the Central European Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Centre, which actively takes advantage of the benefits offered by the FEZ, began to develop rapidly in Lithuania.

Kaunas offers an excellent infrastructure for MRO cluster development – the runway of the Kaunas Airport is the longest in Lithuania (3,250 m) and has an area of 16 km2 suitable for aviation equipment. The fact that Kaunas is a great place for the development of the aviation business is determined not only by the highly developed infrastructure but also by the supply of highly qualified experts.

“It is a great pleasure for us to be able to open a new turbo ventilator engine repair shop. This is a great step forward in the field of strategic development for the infrastructure of FL Technics and Kaunas division of FL Technics. Our plans for the immediate future are to further develop the business potential of FL Technics Engine Services” said Žilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics.

FL Technics, being a family member of Avia Solutions Group, one of the largest group of companies providing aviation services in Central and Eastern Europe, with 83 offices and over 7,000 aviation professionals worldwide, develops its business not only at the international level but also in Lithuania. Currently, the company is engaged only in aircraft base and line maintenance. Since November 2020 a new company FLT Engine Services will join the MRO service provider’s group. In 2021, the new company will be established in the new two-storey aircraft engine and raw materials storage and repair hangar. The new project implemented by Sniego Takas will enable the company to use the new premises with an area of 3,288 sq.m. where engine maintenance works will be performed. In 2021, when the new hanger will open its doors, FLT Engine Services plans to provide maintenance services to over 100 aircraft engines, the potential repair volume could reach over 200 aircraft engines per year.

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