Aeropeople Engineering Services (AES), part of Aeropeople, has won a three-year multi-million pound contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
As per the contract, AES will manage cabin interior maintenance, repair and refurbishment across the airline’s entire global fleet. Work will begin this month.
The deal will see Aeropeople establish a team of around 80 people based at Heathrow where they will work in partnership with interiors service provider Cabinair to provide an end to end service for the airline across its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330/A350 aircraft.
“This is probably the biggest single deal that Aeropeople has ever won and is a great demonstration of our resilience during what has been a very challenging period for the sector,” said Aeropeople Managing Director Ian Peart. ““We have been providing recruitment services to Virgin for around 15 years and now look forward to extending that partnership in what is genuinely a ground-breaking deal that enables us to provide our customer with a turnkey solution that will minimise aircraft downtime whilst driving efficiency and value across all elements of the supply chain.”
“The Virgin Atlantic cabin experience is so important to us and our customers so it was essential that we partnered with a supplier that can help us maintain our world-leading cabin and onboard customer experience,” said Phil Wardlaw, Virgin Atlantic Vice President Engineering & Maintenance.
Aeropeople will set up a Line Maintenance operation at Heathrow to support front line cabin interior maintenance. It will also establish a deeper scheduled maintenance and refurbishment operation in the Virgin hangar at the airport.
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