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ANTAVIA announces move to new wheel & brake MRO facility at Paris CDG as it celebrates its 40,000th repair

Monday, October 25, 2021

Campsas/Paris (October 25, 2021) – ANTAVIA — a global provider of MRO services and repair specialist for commercial airlines, business jets, military and governmental wheel & brakes — has opened the doors to a new facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. The 2,500-square-meter premises has been seamlessly brought on-stream as the ANTAVIA team of engineers transitioned from the smaller repair shop nearby, and all workspaces have been redesigned following LEAN/5S principles.

“Proximity to CDG is a huge benefit for aircraft operators/owners,” explains Ismaël Fadili, Sales and Marketing Director, ANTAVIA. “The move has enabled ANTAVIA to integrate new equipment and further enhance our very short overhaul and tyre change TATs. Being part of the AMETEK MRO group means we can invest with confidence, and this not only benefits our European customers, but underpins the expanding support programs that we deliver for the European operations of U.S./Canadian airframers.”

ANTAVIA has designed the new shop to replicate the company’s modern unit near Toulouse. The launch is a fitting accolade for the dedicated workforce as the organization celebrates its 40,000th wheel and brake repair milestone.

CAAC certified, and ideally located between the main commercial and bizjet hubs of CDG and Paris–Le Bourget Airports, ANTAVIA’S facility also holds a significant inventory of spare parts, including tyres valued at over USD1m.

“It is our policy to duplicate skills and expertise in our areas of niche expertise,” says Alan Harding, Divisional Vice President 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.”

Harding adds how important it was for all parts of the industry to connect at MRO Europe in Amsterdam last week: “The atmosphere of positivity and collaboration that was felt by everyone participating in the event highlighted how important it is to work together to find new solutions from an efficiency, sustainability, and environmental perspective. Clearly, there is a determination from airlines, operators, OEMs, and MROs to build upon each other’s strengths as we begin to responsibly manage the impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector.”

About ANTAVIA
ANTAVIA has provided performance repair and overhaul services to aircraft operators worldwide for over 30 years. Capabilities include repair and overhaul services for cabin equipment, water/wastewater systems, electrical power generation, electrical rewinds, electromechanical actuators, lights, electronics, hydraulic equipment, wheels & brakes, and engine accessories. For more information, visit www.antavia.com and follow ANTAVIA on LinkedIn.

About AMETEK MRO
AMETEK MRO, a division of AMETEK, is a leading global provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for commercial, regional, military, and general aviation aircraft. AMETEK MRO services more than 40,000 aircraft components, with capabilities including avionics, fuel, heat transfer, landing gear, hydraulics, pneumatics, power, safety and medical, wheels and brakes, and more. AMETEK MRO has 14 locations around the world and approximately 800 employees across its businesses: AEM, Aeromedic, Ameron, AMETEK Singapore, Antavia, Avtech Avionics and Instruments, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air, Muirhead Avionics, and Southern Aeroparts. For more information, visit www.ametekmro.com and follow AMETEK MRO on LinkedIn.

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of approximately $5.5 billion.