Aircraft Maintenance Services Australia Pty Ltd (AMSA), a Brisbane headquartered independent MRO organization, has been rebranded to Heston MRO.
Following recent acquisition of AMSA from previous airline owners, a truly independent MRO organization was created with its presence in all major Australian airports such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Rebranding to Heston MRO is the first step on the strategic direction to create a strong independent Total Care MRO player in Australasia, a regional alternative to global MRO brands.
‘Heston MRO is aiming to fill the obvious gaps in MRO offerings in Australia, created by major offshoring campaign over the last 10 years,” said Adrian Beirne, CEO of Heston MRO. “With our current Line Maintenance presence in all major airports in Australia, we are the single largest independent MRO player in the country. We aim to use this as a base for further development of our MRO offerings and growing together with local and international customers.
‘This year we introduce localised, customer-focused Components and Engines Management solutions, eventually growing into wider engineering and possibly light heavy maintenance within the next 24 months. We see many opportunities in Australia for a customer focused independent MRO, as the market is shaped by legacy airline-attached MROs, offering only small, non-strategic parts of their services to third parties,” said Beirine.
‘We are excited to start this journey in Australia, developing a customer driven third party MRO organization in the region. Airlines, Asset Owners, and OEMs deserve an efficient, dynamic, customer focused local partner, which understands the true meaning of quality service, and challenges the historical status quo’, said Jonas Butautis, Partner of Heston Aviation, owner of Heston MRO.
With warehouses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Heston MRO is launching its local Components trading, exchange, repair management, and leasing business in H1 2019. This will be followed by Engine Management and on-wing services offering for airlines, leasing companies, and OEMs in the Australasian region. Further development up to light hangar maintenance is considered as the next growth stage.