Ametek MRO group company Antavia has opened a new, larger wheels and brakes maintenance and repair facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Specializing in commercial, business, military, and government jets, the 2,500-sq-m (26,910-sq-ft) facility has been designed to replicate Antavia’s facility near Toulouse and features workspaces created around lean principles.
The facility enables the company to add equipment and provide shorter overhauls and tire changes. It also holds a significant inventory of spare parts, including tires valued at more than $1 million.
The opening of this facility, which is also Civil Aviation Administration of China-approved, comes on the heels of Antavia marking its 40,000th wheel and brake repair milestone. “It is our policy to duplicate skills and expertise in our areas of niche expertise,” said Alan Harding, divisional v-p of MRO Europe & Asia for Ametek MRO. “We have developed a huge depth of experience in the wheels and brakes arena that Antavia will replicate in Asia as we expand our footprint and increase our services in 2022.”